|Darci Lenker has long been captivated by textiles. She was attracted to the possibilities of what could be done with a single strand of thread and exploring how detailed the medium could be. Embroidery combines her love for drawing and fiber art. The process of creating art is just as important as the end result, shown by projects that grow little by little over time.
Lenker finds inspiration anywhere and everywhere there are interesting colors, textures, and details. She works out of her home studio in Norman, Oklahoma. Her embroidery artworks have recently been featured at The Vault in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, for Entwined, a small group show of fiber artists. Notably, Lenker’s work was also spotlighted at ArtNow 2019 at Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center where 365 of her small embroideries were installed to represent an entire year of her process. Most recently, she has a collection of space embroideries on display at Science Museum Oklahoma as part of the Cosmic Culture exhibit and work on display in Fiberworks Oklahoma, at Jealous Gallery in London, and Ville de Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Take Visible Mending , Felted Pet Ornaments and Artistic Embroidery: Painting with Needle and Thread with Darci Lenker this fall