“Faith” of the Simple Words series.
The next work of my new project that combines lettering and hand embroidery.

In my opinion, faith manifests in various forms. For some, it entails worship and devotion, while for others, it revolves around principles and opinions. This work serves as my personal interpretation of faith, wherein I perceive it as one of the last notions that keeps people motivated and moving forward. The belief in goodness and justice, though it may appear immature to some, is what seems to be lacking in today's world. It is the foundation of basic and simple values that can restore harmony and balance. Faith, in this sense, allows to understand ourselves better and recognize the impact we have on others.

Simple Words

The current state of affairs is undeniably bleak, with an overwhelming amount of hatred, disasters, and pain. In light of this, there is a pressing need for something different, something that can offer solace and respite from the negativity.
This series of works endeavors to bring forth a counterbalance – something simple, yet profoundly essential:

Love, Hope, Faith, and Peace.

By focusing on these fundamental aspects of human existence, the aim is to provide a glimmer of positivity amidst the chaos, reminding people of the enduring values that uplift and unite.

Faith Wall Panel. Hand Embroidery by Ksenia Semirova
Faith Wall Panel. Hand Embroidery by Ksenia Semirova
Faith Wall Panel. Hand Embroidery by Ksenia Semirova
Faith Wall Panel. Hand Embroidery by Ksenia Semirova
Faith Wall Panel. Hand Embroidery by Ksenia Semirova
Faith Wall Panel. Hand Embroidery by Ksenia Semirova

Sketched and further refined in , the hand-lettering composition represents contemporary vyaz – Cyrillic calligraphy. The effect of continuous ornamentation is enhanced with a decorative frame.

The lettering composition was created using the contemporary Goldwork technique, while still maintaining a traditional approach. No metallic thread was used; instead, a combination of cotton and synthetic threads was utilized to achieve a smooth yet slightly sparkly texture for the letters.

Luneville

The Luneville (or tambour) technique is responsible for creating the background. The effect of a brushed metal surface, resembling a shield, was achieved by using a combination of various blue tints of Madeira threads.

Simple Words: Faith, 30×30 cm wall panel

“Faith,” part of the Simple Words series, intertwines hand embroidery and lettering to convey a personal interpretation of the concept. It symbolizes faith as a driving force, vital for motivation and progress. The artwork aims to evoke positivity amidst contemporary challenges, highlighting the enduring importance of faith. Hand-lettered in contemporary Cyrillic calligraphy, the composition features a decorative frame and employs Goldwork and Luneville techniques. The use of cotton and synthetic threads creates a smooth, subtly sparkling texture, while shades of blue evoke tranquility and resilience.

Contemporary goldwork, modern lettering, luneville embroiedry
Contemporary goldwork, modern lettering, luneville embroiedry
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