Arguably one of the most recognizable works of art in the world, this painting is what inspired my mom as a child to become an artist. We see it on mugs, posters, t-shirts and notecards... What about an embroidered version? The below article (original post here) just goes to show that this image from Van Gogh's brain is just as beautiful in its fiber version as it is in paint. Anyone up for a knitted version?
Self-taught embroidery artist Lauren Spark was asked by her mother to create an embroidery of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Over the next month, Spark spent almost 60 hours working on the piece, using the Google Cultural Institute’s website to explore extremely high resolution views of the iconic painting to better mimic the strokes of paint, stitch by stitch (double-click the painting on Google’s site, the level of detail is incredible). The final piece is a surprisingly faithful interpretation, full of motion and color much like the original.