images by Daniel Kornrumpf

Austin, Texas (Detail), 2009, hand embroidered on linen, 42″ x 36″

When I think of string art I think of craft projects along the lines of large hanging plant holders, dream catchers and god’s eyes. So naturally, when I first came across the work of Daniel Kornrumpf, I did a double take.

The work Kornrumpf creates is light in subject matter and heavy on execution. The images that he works from all look like self-shot images pulled straight from the internet, in fact they could easily be Facebook profile pics, but the simplicity stops there. Kornrumpf painstakingly hand stitches each image with a multitude of colors and contoured patterns to create a shockingly photo-realistic portrait. The juxtaposition of the subject matter and the detailed embroidery makes his work enticing and unique.

 

hand embroidered images by Daniel Kornrumpf
Focal length (Detail), 2009, hand embroidered on linen, 42″ x 36″

hand embroidered images by Daniel Kornrumpf
Diamonds on my neck. diamonds on my grill (detail), 2007, hand embroidered on canvas, 42″ x 36″

hand embroidered images by Daniel Kornrumpf
Brooklyn Bobby (Detail), 2007, hand embroidered on linen, 50″ x 44″

hand embroidered images by Daniel Kornrumpf
Focal plane (Detail), 2008, hand embroidered on linen, 42″ x 36″

Learn more about Daniel Kornrumpf and his work at danielkornrumpf.com .