DEMOCKERY Term coined 10_9_2016 (2nd presidential debate) Embroidery started 10_10_2016 Embroidery completed 11_8_2016 8:38am Grandma Eleanore’s white and red embroidery floss on scrap of blue fabric Size: 37 1/2” x 30 3/4”
How did you get into debt?
Multiple medical illnesses that hit me at the same period in my life dramatically altering my artistic practice as well as my main source of income in my chosen career at the time
UNTIED KINGDOM 6_24_2016 Red embroidery floss on scrap fabric Size: 16 1/2” x 18 1/2”
How does your economic reality effect your art?
It actually effects the very surfaces I work on and the subject matter as well. One of my series is called food insecurity and another is words on fabric, embroideries using my grandmother's old embroidery floss and scarps of fabric I find at home. I use what I have around me and often use surfaces that are found as refuse outside or lying around in my apartment.
THEM 8_6_2016 Red mbroidery floss on scrap fabric Size: 16 1/2” x 18 1/2”
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Of course. In countless ways. I would be able to afford a studio to create larger works, not worry about living in the same environment I create my work that has potential health consequences due to material use, oil paints, mediums, etc. I would be able to realize more work and teach out of my studio as well.
FEAR 6_13_2016. Grandma’s purple embroidery floss on fabric, Size: 33” 1/2’ x 33” 1/2’