A few days ago this piece of textile art came across my path. I couldn't resist buying it. Not only because the gorilla is a little funny and a little freaky, but especially because how it's made. This artwork is 80 cm x 115 cm. Thousands of silver yarn stitches, thick black stitches, sequins and other material are probably constructed by sewing machine and by hand! I also love the contrast and combination of materials.
The gorilla is made by Lydia Luyten in 1974. Lydia Luyten was a member of art society De Bange Duivel from Leiden, The Netherlands.