10" x 20". $6, red satin embroidery thread, wire, tar, flock, gold leaf, needles,and lead.
Reality | My Unemployed Life - satin & cotton thread hand embroidery on linen, 11” x 14” each
My grandmother worked as seamstress in textile factories in the 1940s. I had grown up learning and watching from her, helping out when needed. It was a passion that stayed with me in life and translated into My Unemployed Life series.
Embroidery is a women’s tradition that is both aristocratic enough for leisure and common enough for labor.
Faced with my own lack of steady employment, I decided to take up a needle, channel my grandmother, and make work about my life of right now. The series took over a year, 6-9 hours each day, over 90,000 stitches.
Embroidery on linen, 16" x 20"
satin & cotton thread hand embroidery on raw canvas, 16”x 20”
embroidery on tissue