Behind The Seams
Thörn Alexander is a nom de guerre of sorts for everything I love about this world, thoughtfully reimagined as an interpretation of needlepoint. My collections are composed as tangible maps of my human experience and rabbit holes for chasing my curiosity.
With colourful interpretations of the world around us, I hope my collection inspires you to ignite your creative potential.
Each piece serves as a collaborative artwork for you to develop and make your own at your own pace, wherever life takes you. Change the colours, add unexpected textures, turn your in-between moments into your own tangible maps of your life.
My look evokes a lifelong exploration for stories of wonder, art history, lore, and architectural features along narrow streets. They tell anecdotes of my love for laying among wildflowers along the coast and climbing towering mountain peaks. From kelp forests in the Salish Sea to mythological constellations in the night sky, I am eternally spellbound by folkloric renderings and ecological colourscapes foraged within the world around me. I strive to create timeless treasures and allegorical escapes infused with gold dust, a hint of edge, and a dash of magic.
Brooke is a multi-disciplinary illustrator, creative advisor, and wildlife conservationist. Due to her nomadic upbringing and insatiable curiosity, Brooke’s artistic practice is dedicated to exploring art’s cultural interaction and ability to illustrate the fragility of our ecosystem. Her love for rendering wildlife began at a young age, when she was caught painting bees on her bedroom walls as a toddler.
She currently lives on Vancouver Island with her marine scientist husband and puppy, Goose. When she is not designing needlepoint, she works as a freelance creative director, partakes in ecological advocacy through illustration, has her nose in a book, and strives to spend as much time outdoors as possible.