SWATCHHUB ON CECILE DAVDOVICI:
Through the tangles of Instagram I found Ceciles work. I was drawn to her way of embroidering situations and use of color. BOLD color and also softer tones. A refined way of curating her embroidered art. I found it interesting interviewing her and so many others fighting the obstacle of Embroidery as ART, a struggle for the art world to see this way of art as true art and not a craft. As a more commercial embroidery designer I personally have not felt this but the more I connect with embroidery artists around the world I feel deeper and deeper that these artists do not have the recognition they deserve. Cecile has found her way of expressing her art through embroidery and the result is truly beautiful. I hope we can all push this art form together and show the world how much skill it takes to create these pieces.
Artist: Cecile Davidovici
Whats your story? How did you start your art?
I’ve started my career as a writer/director and embroidery came to me a bit randomly. It started as a hobby and pretty quickly I felt the need to do more and more until the point where it was the only thing I wanted to do. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of telling stories with images and embroidery imposed itself to me as the perfect medium to tell those stories.
What is your favorite part of your craft?
I really enjoy the entire process
When you hit a wall where do you look for inspiration to get you going again?
Museums, movies, surfing the Web, à walk in the street ! So many inspiration everywhere
What has been your biggest obstacle as an artist?
Embroidery is still a very underrated form of art and people still see it as à craft, not art, because it use to be made by women. This needs to change
What is your dream project?
I don't really have one. My first exhibition started a few weeks ago and I hope I'll have many more :)