Damn right I like the life I live, 'cause I went from negative to positive. - Notorious B.I.G.
I create these embroideries as a means of creative expression; to play with the contrasts of masculine and feminine, crass and elegant, black and white.... dark and gritty and sexualized versus soft and delicate and virginal. I use collected vintage pieces of embroidered fabrics and repurpose them in ways they were never intended; traditional needlework was done by young women to attract potential suitors by displaying their female virtue, patience, and obedience to family and god. Contrarily, I spend my hours painstakingly stitching words onto fabric to express messages of aggression, feminism, sexuality, race relations, politics, love, ego, celebrity, and drug use. Although I never take myself too seriously, I have real love for rap and hip hop culture, and hope that it shows in my work...
- Joined September 2, 2006