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elvisMonique Jivram creates vibrant hand drawn illustrations. By depicting well-loved objects much of the work has a romantically nostalgic feel. Adding to the uniqueness of the work Monique collages hand drawings with urban embroidery or vintage fabrics. By combining drawings of household objects and contemporary fibres Monique has defined a compelling mixed media style.

Monique uses hand embroidery for larger parts of her work and a Janome Harmony 2139 for detailed parts. For her Etch-a-Sketch artworks Monique uses her drop thread function turning her sewing machine into a drawing tool.

Monique is admired for her bold approach to mixing detailed craftsmanship and drawing. Inspiration is sourced from antiques markets and Monique’s Latin American heritage. Her interests in curiosities, academic drawing and sewing can be seen throughout the work. The use of commonplace objects throughout the work prompts a sense of familiarity and recollections.

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