Russian artist Daria aka dahhhanart—demostrates her elaborately embroidered plates on her Instagram. At once fragile and complex, she uses a dot painting method that blends acrylics, enamel, and appliquéd gems. The results are beautiful, each plate replete with detail.
This form of pointillism requires persistence and a steady hand. Daria’s feed gives plenty of work in progress images. This allows us to appreciate how each delicately placed gem and pearl contributes to the final effect.
Her topic matter is largely decorative, almost mandala-like in their designs, with the specific animal thrown in for effect. Considering her Russian heritage, it’s unlikely not to make associations with khokhloma, a traditional Russian folk art where wooden plates are hand painted with intricate designs.