Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I exhibited this body of work at the 18th Street Yarn Bombing in Santa Monica. This work exemplifies fiber art and craftivisim. It is also an alternative way of exhibiting art as a subversive method of doing soft graffiti in opposition to tagging/graffiti with spray paint, usually considered a male dominated art form.
# 69, artwork includes the stitched word diethylstilbestrol, DES, the drug prescribed to pregnant women from 1938 to 1971 to prevent miscarriages.
Her embroidery includes:
Vox (Latin for voice), words, and utera.
Her detail chain stitching shows the level of her craftsmanship. The word utterance is stitched down the center of the uterus.
She is a DES Daughter and at high risk for cervical or vaginal cancer, increased reproductive problems, and possible autoimmune problems.