The embroidered coastlines of Puerto Rico and Veiques.
Hand Embroidered plywood, satin and cotton thread, tar, rubber, wood stain, gold leaf, paint.
full installation size: 11'x 14' (PR) & 11'x 7' (Veiques)
Embroidered wood panel
18" x 18" x 34"
"In contrast to the all seeing Eye of Providence on the national seal, the eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg can neither approve or disapprove of the current "undertakings" occurring beneath his gaze. They are therefore emblematic of the Republic's moral blindness to the poverty and class injustice which America reacted against when it was founded on the principles of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
A mapping of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment from National Snow and Ice Data Center that began in 1979, including projection of the Arctic Ice extent thru 2035.
embroidery on wood. 3panels, 12' long
gold thread embroidery on wood. apx 8.5" x 10.5"
lambs wool. lead eagle feathers, embroidery on wood.
Current Location: Mano river - Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea. embroidery on wood, 24”x 24”
Current Location: Tigris & Euphrates rivers - Iraq, Syria, Turkey. embroidery on wood, 24”x 24”, 2014.
Current Location: White Nile river - South Sudan. embroidery on wood, 24”x 24”
Current Location: Amazon river - Brazil. embroidery on wood, 24”x 24”
Embroidery on wood. Each eye “ goes along with the grain” literally, looking out from within its own natural pattern, they remind us that that we are a part of The T.J. Eckleberg of American freedom, so ingrained into the unknown unknowns of our subconscious that we cannot see the true consequences of our own ignorance.