David Cata Sews Portraits Into His Palms

Spanish artist David Cata uses the palms of his hands as a canvas to stitch portraits of his family, friends and girlfriend for his project 'Overexposed Emotions'.

“Every people we meet makes us in some way. Their image projects on us, reminding us where we came from. Their lives turn into a part of ours. Every stitch over my skin represent them.”

"By sewing into the palm of my hand I paint the faces of the people that have left their mark on my life: family, friends, partners, teachers."

"Their lives have been interwoven with mine to build my history."

“Every moment lived stays in the memory to be finally forgotten. Somehow, this fact is painful, since there are only material things and traces that people leave behind.”

“Physical pain is not a boundary. It unites us more by thinking that my hand has been marked, by thinking that, at that time, my hand has touched their hand.”

Using a needle he only embroiders the top layer of his skin.

Each portrait takes about four hours to complete. After completing each picture David picks the needlework out of his hand before starting on the next one.

Check his website: http://davidcata.com/


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