About the Artist
Anne Sorenson started stitching in 2019. She quickly fell in love with the process and began creating pieces ranging from miniature 3 inch hoops to massive 30 inch commissions. Finding joy in the intricacy of the work, Anne creates carefully stitched pieces with combinations of intense detail and broad lines.Not classically trained in studio art, she instead has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History that sparked a life-long love of art. The work she currently does is self-taught through discipline, research, and repetition. She now sells individual fine art embroidery works as well as embroidery patterns and kits in her online shop.
I’ve always had trouble boxing myself into an artistic description. Although I generally classify myself as a “fiber and textile artist” it still somehow seems lacking. I started out drawing, I have experience with block printing that I still incorporate in some pieces, I work with natural dyes. When it comes to the fine art aspect of my work, it is primarily embroidery. At the end of the day, I take fabric, thread, and beads, and turn it into a work of art.There’s something so wonderfully tactile about embroidery and beads. You can’t ignore that they’re 3D, in their own quiet way. That’s always what attracted me toward them. Drawing never seemed quite enough. I could create something beautiful, yes, but it was somehow still lacking something more. I eventually tried my hand at embroidery and immediately knew I had found that something I had been missing. This was tactile, it was physical, it expressed so much more of what I was seeing in my mind’s eye.And what I was seeing was moments and ideas that brought me joy. Getting my hands dirty in the garden, stepping outside on a spring day as the sun breaks through after a storm, learning about mystical symbology and tracing those symbols back through art history. For now, that’s as deep as any meaning behind my art really is. I reach for those things that bring moments of joy within myself, and I try to excavate that and bring it out into the world as art to bring joy to someone else.