Wine stains, usually nothing more than a ruiner of clothes, are turned into irretrievable works of art by Amelia Harnas. But these stains are no accident. Showing an amazing control of her medium, Harnas deliberately applies wine to fabric, and creates shade and texture by applying it repeatedly over the same spot. She then reinforces the image with her embroidery skills, creating eerily beautiful and monochromatic figures.
According to Harnas:
These portraits are created either by using a wax resist (much like batiks) and repeated wine stains with embroidery as a reinforcing drawing over the original design or wine on paper with machine sewing. These are my first experiments using wine, and I am excited to continue expanding upon these first results.
More images can be found at Amelia’s site here. And please resist the urge to break out the club soda.