San Francisco-based artist Lauren DiCioccio has an idea for what to do with all those pesky newspapers that keep piling up. Using a needle and thread, she tenderly “mummifies” these soon-to-be-relics with love and flair. Each piece, like a woefully faded New York Times, gets punctured by her needle, weaving vibrant threads through the waxy surface to create bursts of colorful imagery that bleed off the page.

“The tedious handiwork and obsessive care I employ to create by work aims to remind the viewer of these simple but intimate pieces of everyday life and to provoke a pang of nostalgia for the familiar physicality of these objects,” the artist said of her project.

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[via Juxtapoz]