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Details

During my two years in Philadelphia, I became obsessed with disease. Specifically, I became constantly aware of the interactions between people and the spread of disease. That obsession, as well as a new-found interest in embroidery led to this series of embroidered, stuffed and legged STDs.

The process of embroidery is detailed and intensive, making precious the object of the picture. Most things embroidered ARE precious and pretty in a conventional way. I wanted to use this property of embroidery to emphasize the opposing properties of disease, especially these diseases which are considered shameful and hidden yet remain constantly in on everyone’s minds.

The legs are made of typewriter parts

Herpes measures: roughly 5" around by 4.5" tall
Reviews
5 out of 5 stars.
(49)
Reviewed by aaryan
5 out of 5 stars.
Apr 13, 2017
Print looks even better in person, can't wait to get it framed and on my walls. Great story sent along with it, thank you! Keep up great work!
Red hand-pulled linocut relief print: The Tavern

Reviewed by frank franklin
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 4, 2017
Friendly little creative art piece.
Gregory the Guileless: Handmade sculpture of a wee, happy creature

Reviewed by Sharon Toycen
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 30, 2017
Quirky and wonderful. Both pieces are great and arrived in great condition.
Art print folded card. Harbinger

Reviewed by Lispott
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 12, 2017
Lovely unusual watercolor! Little flowers looking up at the sky!
Dreamers: Original watercolor painting of sleeping flowers

Reviewed by aaryan
5 out of 5 stars.
Apr 13, 2017
Print looks even better in person, can't wait to get it framed and on my walls. Great story sent along with it, thank you! Keep up great work!
Red hand-pulled linocut relief print: The Tavern

Reviewed by frank franklin
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 4, 2017
Friendly little creative art piece.
Gregory the Guileless: Handmade sculpture of a wee, happy creature

Reviewed by Sharon Toycen
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 30, 2017
Quirky and wonderful. Both pieces are great and arrived in great condition.
Art print folded card. Harbinger

Reviewed by Lispott
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 12, 2017
Lovely unusual watercolor! Little flowers looking up at the sky!
Dreamers: Original watercolor painting of sleeping flowers

Reviewed by Lispott
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 12, 2017
I love this little creature lady! She looks like she wants to tell me something about her life as a very very short!
Vera the Very, Very Short: A Handmade Sculpture of an insect like lady

Reviewed by Lispott
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 12, 2017
He is the most adorable little wandering man! I love his face! A wonderful creature to have in my home!
Wilhelm the Wanderer: Handmade sculpture of a traveler

Reviewed by lavonne888
5 out of 5 stars.
Dec 7, 2014
Most awesome piece of art I've ever seen!!!
Custom Listing for LaVonne

Reviewed by emgreen82
5 out of 5 stars.
Sep 22, 2014
Beautiful item; extremely well-made, original, fun, and all that happy jazz.
Embroidered Necklace Longing: Blue and Pink kissy mouths with tentacles

Reviewed by 1sirscout
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 7, 2014
Wonderful piece of art. Great working with you. Hope you much success
Presence: An original pen and ink fairytale drawing with watercolor

Reviewed by Anonymous

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Herpes: Hand embroidered plush STD bug sculpture

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: thread, fabric, fiber fill, typewriter parts, wire
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 49 reviews
  • Favorited by: 57 people
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