Sheena Liam may have gotten her start as a fashion model, winning the second season of Asia’s Top Model in 2014, but since then, she’s shown that she’s much more than a pretty face. Throughout her modeling career, she’s moved a lot, living in London and Paris, among other cities, but one thing that’s stayed consistant is her passion for embroidery.
Liam learned to embroider from her mom when she was a kid and she’s used it to capture moments in her life. The artist sees modeling as parallel to her art, in that she uses both to express her mood.
She started her project titled Times New Romance in 2017, and her work use dark-green, almost black, threads, which offer a sculptural twist on hair. Her work literally jumps off the canvas, for a truly unique and recognizable touch. Since then, she’s made her artistic debut showing at her self-titled solo exhibition, embroidered her own wedding dress, and participated in a group show displaying her hand-embroidered original artwork amongst nine other artists.
The artists and model enjoys the dichotomy of being a model and artists. “The best thing about being an artist is that I get to create something of my own, while being a model, I get to be a part of something. It’s a great balance of having creative control for my own art, as well as being a canvas for someone else’s art,” she told Augustman.
With her work being women-focused, Liam hopes to inspire women to be creative, no matter what form that takes, and to “do everything with purpose.”