PALM STITCHED PORTRAITS BY DAVID CATA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Spanish artist David Catá uses his body as a canvas, writing an autobiographical diary. In his ongoing series ‘A Flor De Piel’, he embroiders portraits of people who have influenced or marked his life – family, friends, teachers, lovers, partners – sewn into the palm of his hand. Catá uses his body as a canvas for his project Overexposed Emotions which illustrates how much the members of his family, including his girlfriend, Tamara, are woven into his life.

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Each eye-watering artwork takes about four hours to complete, after which David, a music student and artist, films himself picking the stitches out of his hands. Using a needle he very carefully pierces the top layer of his skin before drawing the thread through to create a stitch.

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Ping Pong Sculptures by Lazerian Design Studios

Commissioned to create a series of ping pong sculptures to reflect and symbolize Ping Pong and the world we currently live in, Lazerian Design Studios came up with a collection consisting of a cctv camera, a hammer, a hand, a teapot, a pill and a 42.

CCTV CAMERA
Symbolising the intensity of a game of ping pong from spectators. It also represents the fact that we are always being watched by cctv cameras from somewhere without us even knowing.

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HAND
The hand symbolises the human interaction with the game and the fact we are all loosing sight to the handcraft of items with moving into a digital age
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TEAPOT 
Representing the social side to the sport. It was also the first 3d computer graphic item which brings us into todays 3d digital computer age.
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The meaning of life
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HAMMER

Everyone wants to win and hammer the person at the game and also the destruction that one does to the world without much thought

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