10 African-American Visual Artists You Need to Know

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Shirley Nette Williams

An artist’s craft is measured by a combination of creativity and meticulous execution.  It is this balance that London-based artist, Shirley Nette Williams effortlessly masters in her work, known as stitch faces. Williams uses her bare hands and/or sewing machine to stitch images of intriguing faces.  In the process she utilizes various mixed media forms such as fabric dyes, acrylic paint, plastic mesh and even teabags.  The result is an intricately woven piece of art that amazes with its detail and provokes curiosity and fascination with the form, beauty and mystery of the human face.  Williams who has a background in fashion, textiles and costume design is currently preparing her debut solo show for 2012.

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