Simone Elizabeth
Hand-Tufted Textiles

punch-needle & hand-tufted fine textiles

One-of-a-kind, dynamic creations involving cultural investigation, pop-culture and identity. Simone creates colourful works of portraiture and kindred creatures, resulting in unique tapestries evoking an undeniable charm. 

 

Ancestral Bodies
2021 - 

 

A Prayer, 2021

hand-tufted acrylic and cotton yarn on rug warp.167.64 cm x 162.56 cm x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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The Messenger, 2021

hand-tufted velvet, acrylic and cotton yarn on rug warp, 165.1 x 156.2 x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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Cosmos : Creation, 2021

hand-tufted velvet, acrylic and wool yarn on rug warp, 162.56 x 165.1 x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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Rise Up: Encompass the Galaxy, 2021

hand-tufted velvet, acrylic and wool yarn on rug warp, 168 x 163.5 x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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Unwavering Grace: Legacy of the Stars, 2021

hand-tufted velvet, acrylic and wool yarn on rug warp, 164.5 x 161 x 2 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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Protect Black Women 
2020-2021

 

Excellence, 2021

hand-tufted velvet, acrylic and wool yarn on rug warp, 152.4 x 152.4 x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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Lady Justice, 2021

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 165.1 x 142.25 x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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She Summons, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 162.56 x 147.32 x 1.5 cm. Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Courtesy of the artist.

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Queen of Diamonds, 2020

hand-tufted velvet, acrylic and wool yarn on rug warp, 165.1 x 76.2 x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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Queen of Hearts, 2020

hand-tufted velvet, acrylic and wool yarn on rug warp, 165.1 x 76.2 x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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Queen of Spades, 2020

hand-tufted velvet, acrylic and wool yarn on rug warp, 165.1 x 76.2 x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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Queen of Clubs, 2020

hand-tufted velvet, acrylic and wool yarn on rug warp, 165.1 x 76.2 x 1.5 cm. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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She Prevails, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 157.48 x 152.4 x 1.5 cm. Private Collection. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

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She Grows, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 160.02 x 134.62 x 1.5 cm. Collection of the Hill Harper Museum, Detroit, Michigan, United States. Photo by Jesse Tamayo.

She Grows 2020 Photo by Jesse Tamayo
 

Portraits
2019-2020

 

It Matters I, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 81.28 x 58.42 x 1.5 cm. Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist.

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It Matters II, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 81.28 x 58.42 x 1.5 cm. Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist.

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Alicia, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 86.36 x 60.96 x 1.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

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Eve, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 88.9 x 55.88 x 1.5 cm. Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist.

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Dr.King, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 91.44 x 26.04 x 1.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

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Little One, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 60.96 x 50.8 x 1.5 cm. Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist.

Little One. 22" x 26"
 

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 81.28 x 58.42 x 1.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Ahmaud Arbery 25" x 36"
 

G a i a, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 88.9 x 63.5 x 1.5 cm. Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist.

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Bob, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 71.12 x 63.5 x 1.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist

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She Holds the Key, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 157.48 x 152.4 x 1.5 cm. Collection of the Mint Museum, Charlotte, South Carolina, United States. Courtesy of the artist.

She Holds the Key 62" x 65"
 

She Watches, She Waits, 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 142.24 x 137.16 x 1.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Nina 62" x 60"
 

She Emerges (Self), 2020

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 160.02  x 134.62 x 1.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist

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Duppy Dupplicity, 2019

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 152.4 x 152.4 x 1.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Duppy Dupplicity, 62" x 62"
 

Gems (Namesake), 2019

 hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 152.4  x 127 x 1.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Gems. 54" x 60"
 

Bey, 2019

hand-tufted velvet and acrylic yarn on rug warp, 152.4 x 152.4 x 1.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Bey 60"