The textile artist begins each piece by quieting her mind and allowing herself to be one with nature. Ulfur tries to feel the different forces at work, including scent, color, texture, sound, and taste. “What I create is influenced by stimuli, impressions, and reactions,” Ulfur explains to My Modern Met. “Being alone in nature is really important to me. It gives me space to reflect on why I do what I do and feel what I feel. I connect with my own personal world of imagination and possibilities.”
These experiences become the guide for her creative process and inspire the maze-like design of her verdant embroidery art. “My goal is to inspire others, stimulate the imagination, and draw attention to human interconnection with the world of nature and the inner world,” Ulfur says. Designing the scenes from an
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Textile artist Litli Ulfur creates exquisite hand embroidery that looks like lush textured forests.
She creates each piece from an aerial perspective.
Ulfur finds the unique patterns of foliage and uses different embroidery techniques to capture them.
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