‘The Coruscant Tapestry’ Tells the Story of STAR WARS In Thirty Feet
by Amy Ratcliffe on February 12, 2014
If you want to see the Star Wars films without putting the discs into your DVD or Blu-ray player, you can gaze upon this detailed tapestry instead. Artist Aled Lewis created this 30 foot long by 13 inches tall fabric mural, dubbed “The Coruscant Tapestry,” by cross-stitching cotton thread onto fabric used for the craft. As you look down the tapestry, you can view the events from the Boonta Eve Classic podrace in Episode I all the way to Darth Vader’s funeral pyre at the end of Episode VI.
The memorable scenes and characters look good in pixelated form! Besides images from the saga, the Bayeux Tapestry-inspired art also features quotes. Lines from each of the six Star Wars films are stitched around the border, and they’re in Aurebesh. Of course they are. I appreciate that level of dedication.
The grand piece is currently on display at Gallery 1988 (West) and is definitely the kind of art to check out in person if you can. You can also take “The Coruscant Tapestry” home with you for a cool $20,000.
Would you have the patience to cross-stitch movie scenes like this? Would you spend twenty grand for it? Let us know in the comments.
HT: Kill Screen