I’ve been attracted to thread and embroidery for a long time, but I’ve never quite committed to learning how to use thread the way I want. Instead, I’ve mostly just been collecting images of work that inspires me. I like the idea of embroidery or stitches as evidence of a needle. You can no longer see the needle, but you can see where it has been.
This past summer in Chicago, I decided to check out a sewing machine and just play with it. I also did a tiny bit of sewing by hand.
Most of the messy lines were unintentional results of me playing with the sewing machine settings, but I’m happy that they turned out this way.
I hope to incorporate thread into my work even more over the next year. Thanks for visiting!
From left to right: In the Works, In Repair, In Control
18″ x 24″
October 26-27, 2014
I finally finished my submissions for the Medical Avatar exhibition that’s coming up. Despite my busy schedule, I decided to enter this show because the theme is relevant to the work that I’m currently doing. I had even planned on doing more self-portraits this semester.
The prompt was this: Entries should include three self-portraits: you as you are today; you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with an unhealthy habit you have today; and you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with a healthy habit you have today.
This process was pretty frustrating and I wasn’t surprised that it turned out that way. Self-portraits are hard for me to get through. It was an interesting experience, making three self-portraits in different styles and with different messages. I’ll post more background information later on.
Thanks for visiting :]
I’m working on a lot of new things in preparation for my first summer residency in Chicago. I’m focusing on experimenting with different materials and processes and also working on a smaller scale. I’m really excited about these new pieces and I can’t wait to share the finished products with you over the next few months!