Yumi Okita a talented North Carolina-based artist, creates beautiful embroidered art depicting large moths, the less popular but no less beautiful cousin of the ubiquitous butterfly. Yumi’s creations, replete with fur, eyes, legs, antennae, and finely-embroidered wing patterns, strike a fine balance between artistry and realism.
Yumi’s creates beautiful textile sculptures of months, butterflies, and other insects with various textiles and embroidery techniques. The pieces are quite large, measuring nearly a foot wide and contain other flourishes including painting, feathers, and artificial fur. Hesse oversized moths and insects by She are constructed with fabric, embroidery thread, fake fur, wire, and feathers. The makes each piece by hand, creating faithful interpretations of actual insects like the Oleander Hawk Moth or the Peacock Butterfly. There’s a wonderful tension between the beauty of her work and the unsettling creepy crawly furriness of a giant bug – her creations can reach up to almost a foot in width.
Presenting to you the Eye-Catching Artwork by Yumi Okita. You can see more art on his Instagram page.