Megan Zaniewski is a hand embroidery artist based in Biloxi, Mississippi. She inherited a love of needlework from her mother and grandmother and began embroidering at an early age. She is inspired by nature and uses threadpainting and three-dimensional stumpwork embroidery techniques to capture animal and botanical subjects in realistic detail. Her split-view waterfowl embroideries offer a glimpse of the dual nature of each bird—a calm and graceful facade above the surface paired with the whimsical liveliness below. Her work has been featured in Colossal and Modern Met, exhibited at the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, and displayed in personal collections worldwide.