Friday, December 26, 2008

Target Practice

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I made this 50 frame "flip book" for an intro to animation techniques class that I took in my sophomore year.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Portside


My friend Rhonda left this in the kitchen closet when she moved to Chicago. It needs some repair, but she's a good ship.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cornelia Forster






















Cornelia Forster (1906-1990) was a Swiss artist who worked in many medias, one of which was embroidery. "Toro Evangelista" pictured above can be found at the Wasserkirche (Water Church) in Z├╝rich.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Pink Ribbons






















I made this when my mother's best friend Joan Lee lost a tragic battle with lung cancer on December 15th, 2004. My mother died of the same just three years prior.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Stitches and Fur


I made this when I first moved to Atlanta a year and a half ago.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tamagotchi






















I found this amazing set of Tamagotchi plushies with my friend Ellen at a Salvation Army in Bloomfield, Connecticut many years ago. She also has a set of 4.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Like It Or Not


Architecture in Helsinki - Like It Or Not from helsinkids on Vimeo.

My friend Elaine sent me a link to this stitched Architecture in Helsinki video a few months back. It still amazes me. The video was directed by Josh Logue at Mathematics in St Peters, Austrailia.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Tailors of Harrogate






















This is the second embroidery that I made when I was first teaching myself to sew.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sounds Butter

My friend Pia sent me a link to this amazing new media piece by the Sounds Butter Interactive Design Group. It combines both sewing and cassette tapes, two of my favorite things!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mt. Manacle

















I stitched this last fall when I was on my back with two herniated discs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Shooting Star






















'"It's the END of the WORLD!" declares Professor Phostle, as an enormous star hurtles towards the earth. But he is disappointed - the star brushes past, leaving only a vast meteorite which falls in the Arctic waters." - Tintinologist

My sister Hester brought this stunning piece back from a trip to Malaysia for me about four years ago. I've read all of the Tintin books over and over again, and I've always found this one by far the strangest. The title was translated to English as "The Shooting Star."

Monday, November 24, 2008

Kalle Tannberg

My friend Pia's uncle made these awesome geometric nail and thread pieces. I really like the color gradients and the patterns that they create.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Suburbia























I made this piece for my final project in a Fine Arts Textile class that I took my junior year.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Windmills of Your Mind

I found this pastoral Dutch landscape at a Goodwill in Lawrenceville, Georgia. I love the foreshortening on the tulips and the variety in the stitchwork.


The Windmills of Your Mind - by Dorothy Ashby

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ginger Anyhow


My friend Sarah sent me a link to this set of embroidered text messages by Ginger Anyhow. All of Ginger's projects are quirky and cute. There are so many things that I admire about these threaded texts. I enjoy all of the details and love how you can follow along with the narrative of the relationship. I also like that many of her projects focus on how people relate to each other in the modern world. http://gingeranyhow.com/textmessages.html

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Ruby Sun

I made this three summers ago.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Megan Whitmarsh






















I have been following Megan Whitmarsh's work for a few years now. I first stumbled upon her magical world of elves, crystals, boomboxes, and yetis while I was still at school. I have always admired her use of bright colors. Embrace the neon!
http://meganwhitmarsh.com

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Crossed Swords














Found in a basement in Jeffersonville, Vermont.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Golden Moustache of Oliver Queen










I just finished this 'stashe for an upcoming show called the Golden Age of Comics and Cartoons at Eyedrum on December, 6th. This period lasted from roughly the 30's-40's. During this time, many heroes such as Superman, Batman & Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and the Green Lantern were all created. Many of the other heroes from this time fell by the wayside at the end of the Golden Age. One who did survive is the Green Arrow. He was created in 1941, and his secret identity is Oliver "Ollie" Queen. Much like Batman, Ollie's a billionaire and is summoned by an arrowsignal. He also has an arrowcar for a ride and an arrowcave for a lair. Since he dons a Robin Hood style garb, his suit hasn't altered much over the years. The one thing that has is his facial hair. The dispute continues today.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jared Brown


Jared Brown lives and works in Athens, GA and makes stunning embroidered portraits of the heroes of his youth. Spock, David Bowie, Voltron, and Cyclops all make appearances in his threads. Male embroiders are so rare, so I really appreciate and identify with his work.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Tiger Triforce
















































Last night I finished the triforce. They are "Knowledge", "Courage", and "Power," descending. They will be up for sale at the MOCA GA Pin Up Show on November, 20th.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

H is for Herbivore


I was given this adorable sprig of broccoli as a gift from my friends Brian and Adrienne. They are both vegans and make subtle hints.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Burger & Fries






















Found at a Goodwill in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Retro Rockets

"Tense, excited men gazed spaceward from the ships and planes of the South Atlantic task force. Other watchers waited breathlessly in the control room of the ship Recoverer. Among these was Tom Swift Jr.
"How close to Earth is our Jupiter probe missile?" Bud Barclay asked Tom excitedly."

I found this book on a sidewalk in Providence a few years back. I always found the best things walking to and from school. Swift reminds me of the Hardy Boys is many ways; although, I don't remember Frank and Joe ever contending with Jupiter probe missiles or retro-rockets.




Friday, October 31, 2008

The Smoking Room


This is the first embroidery that I ever made. The cigarette is a Parliament. My roommate Lanie used to smoke them, and I must have bummed one off of her. Looking back, my technique has changed so much since I made this. I've hung it next to my tie rack for years now. It reminds me of a parlour room.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Orly Cogan


Orly Cogan's work has been a favorite of mine since I saw one of her pieces at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York last December. The show was called "Pricked: Extreme Embroidery," and it was a wonderful collection of work done by contemporary embroidery artists. Cogan's pieces are gestural and exotic, both rare in such a traditional and conservative art form. I love her obsession with the human form and appreciate her use of vintage and found fabric. On her website her artist statement claims, "I work with vintage, printed fabrics and found embroideries made by women of previous eras. I act as a collaborator, modernizing their traditional work and altering its original purpose." The piece above is called "On Hold" and it was hand stitched and painted on a vintage napkin.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Triforce Tiger




















This is a project that I'm currently working on for the MOCA GA Pin Up Show on Thursday, November 20th. It's going to be a set of three tigers in separate hoops from this stunning found fabric.