We applaud Irish artist, Inge Jacobsen, for creating these masterpieces entirely by hand that feature accurate renditions of actual Vogue magazine covers. When asked about her work, Jacobsen states:
“My practice is about intervening into found images through embroidery, cutting, and collaging. The images I use are mostly from women’s fashion magazines, pornographic images, and newspapers. My main concern as an artist is how one responds to the mass of imagery in the world. I am particularly interested in exploring the different contexts in which photography can be used. I like to stray from the conventional perceptions of what photography can and can’t be. With the over saturation of images, my practice seeks to intervene in this overwhelming consumption from the mass produced and alter it to create something unique.”
We admire the artist’s ability to turn a digital-based medium into beautifully hand-crafted work of art. Hand-painted renditions of the magazine covers would have impressed us for the sheer reproduction quality and social commentary, but the fact that these images are so well executed and compiled entirely out of individual stitches wows us even more. Well done, Jacobsen – truly WHOA!-worthy work.