A lion king, cats with wings, a caped-and-capped fox who conjures, and a sweater-draped chair that seems to come alive - the often anthropomorphic embroideries of Miga de Pan are as full of life as they are rich in texture. Using a muted pastel palette accented with the occasional touch of silver or gold, Adriana Torres - the hands behind the label - employs a seemingly endless number of meticulously placed stitches to create whimsical embroideries that tell a story in a single frame. The artist calls on various techniques to build depth and a unique tactile quality into each of her embroideries, often casting shadows that become as much a part of each work's narratives as the characters and scenes they depict. Each capturing but a brief moment in time, Adriana's curious creations leave you aching to discover what happens next.
Adriana Torres studied architecture, graphic design, illustration, and fine arts before working as an art director for many years. In 2010, she decided to use her creative energies and talents to create her own label, and founded Miga de Pan. She now collaborates with and sells her works through companies and brands all over the world, including Seletti and Anthropologie.