Art’s Perfect Storm

Photography meets embroidery in a sublime, dreamlike world.
“Dafne’s Song,” courtesy of Lucia Engstrom Davidson

Lucia Engstrom Davidson’s “Dafne’s Song,” 2023, from the Lovers and Dreamers series, integrates hand-embroidered details, pushing the boundaries of photography. “Through its sculptural quality and trompe l’oeil placement,” the Scandinavian artist says, “the embroidery acts as a bridge between the realism of the photograph, and a nostalgic, dreamlike world.”