who: Daniel Kornrumpf
what: paintings with thread
why: because their wow! They remind us of the brush strokes of a Van Gogh painting and the detail of each hand embroidered portrait is incredible. Daniel Hornrumpf manages to capture every detail from the hairs on people's faces to the bags under their eyes and we love it. A fun class activity would be to consider his style compared to the work of photo realist painter Chuck Close and then create abstract inspired portraits by each artist. Go on... give it a go!