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Jay Z, The Black Album

SKU: Jay Z, The Black Album
Regular price $1,000
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Embroidery stitched directly through a vinyl record sleeve. 

12x12x2 inches, framed in acrylic.

     Everyone has a favorite Jay Z album, mine is definitely the Black Album. This was supposed to be his retirement album so he brought in a group of different producers for each of the songs, Kanye, Pharrell, Rick Rubin and Timbaland help Jay Z create a sonic masterpiece that I still listen to on a regular basis over 15 years later. Since the album is black with a silhouette of Jay Z it proved a challenge. I decided to use wool thread embroidered in multiple layers of abstract stitches. This gave the album cover a very dimensional quality, for the logo I created a patch using puffy foam to give the letters a three dimensional look similar to techniques that I used to use on ball caps.

The albums take up to 8 hours to embroider and can contain over 200,000 stitches. The series is created and designed to be hung together so you can add to your installation wall as you discover new pieces I create. Each of the albums comes with a signed certificate and is framed in acrylic and measures 12" x 12" x 2".