Artist turns satellite images of the ocean into embroidery art

Many people are drawn to the ocean for its sheer beauty. And while most creatives capture beaches and seascapes, few capture its appearance from afar. This is why the art of Canadian artist Danielle stands out. Better known by her Instagram account name, Satellite pointsshe creates fascinating hand embroidery based on satellite images of the Earth’s oceans.

Each of his blue-green pieces translates rarely seen views of large bodies of water into textured illustrations. The swirling current and changing colors of the ocean become abstract patterns that guide the eye through the immersive designs. To best achieve this effect, Danielle uses a range of different stitches and thread colors in a technique called “thread painting” which emulates the constant movement of water.

While some of these pieces represent an empty ocean as far as the eye can see, others represent lonely islands and reefs surrounded by a blue background. Each piece, however, features a subtle abstraction that echoes the appearance of the Earth as seen from space.

Scroll down to see more of Danielle’s amazing embroidery works and follow her Satellite Stitches account on instagram to keep up to date with his latest projects.

Danielle from Satellite Stitches creates intricate embroidery art inspired by satellite images of the ocean.

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Each piece captures the grandeur of the vast open waters.

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Due to the swirls and patterns, these images appear to have an abstract quality.

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My Modern Met has granted permission to feature photos from Satellite Stitches.

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