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Cayce Zavaglia: Blurring the Line Between Craft and Art

Cayce Zavaglia: Blurring the Line Between Craft and Art

Cayce Zavaglia's portrait work might look as if it's done in oil. It isn't. And although she considers them paintings, they aren't. Not in the strictest sense, anyway. No, Cayce's medium is wool. That's right, these works are, essentially, embroidery. To be specific, crewel embroidery. For those who compartmentalize crafts and Art, and therefore elevateone over the other, I ask, is this not Art? 

Take a look at the intricacy of the needlework, which is nothing less than amazing:

created at: 05/15/2012

Of course, work such as this does make one consider that tenuous line where craft becomes Art. I'm not sure where that is. Are you?

To see more of Cayce's work, visit her website. 

created at: 05/15/2012

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