Portfolio > "Paranoid" Embroideries

Seeing Red
thread, paper
7" x 5"
2021
Self Portrait Smart Phone Apps
thread, paper, plastic
6.25" x 3.25"
2021
Two versions of the Google Earth App
paper, embroidery thread, plastic
6.5” x 3”
2021
“Paranoid” Embroideries / 2 Tracking Apps Smart phone
thread, paper, plastic
8” x 10”
2021
	Who’s Following You?
paper, embroidery thread, plastic
6.5” x 3”
2021
	Smart Phone with Tentacles
plastic, fabric, thread, magazines, paint, tubing
6Ft x 9ft x 9ft
2021
Tides
thread, paper
4" x 8"
2021
Marsh grass
thread, paper
9" x 13"
2020
Tidal River
thread, paper
9" x 13"
2020
Marsh grasses
thread, paper
16" x 11"
2020
Encyclopedia of Needlework
thread, paper
7" x 9"
2021
Ocean
thread, paper
8" x 7"
2020

“ Paranoid” Embroideries addresses our relationship to technology especially our smart phones. I am interested in communicating the allure and power of smart devices and the commodification of human experience.” Paranoid” refers to surveillance capitalism and social media but also to life during the pandemic in a time of social and political crisis and is used in the conventional not clinical sense. I chose the labor intensive and slow process of embroidery as a contrast to the speed and instantaneous experience of the digital world. My handmade stitches transform the logos of apps into something personal and intimate that connects me to a history of handwork.