New work! New Show! The 10th annual Love Show opens on November 8th at 918 Bathurst in Toronto! I have 2 pieces for sale in this show as it is a fundraiser for Sistering, a super great organization dedicated to the empowerment of women! Spread the word! See the show! Help out this great organization!
This year the theme for the show is The Wall. The way I interpreted the call was to work on some emotional walls that trip me up and get in the way of my constantly struggling self-esteem. I find that I am my worst enemy most, if not, ALL of the time. In the case of this art piece I have embroidered the simple statement “It’s okay”. It is a reassurance, a consolation, a soothing gesture giving myself permission to screw up and be lousy and be less than perfect because you know what? It’s okay!
Both pieces measure 6″ x 6″ and are made of embroidered sequins on canvas stretched around a wooden frame. I didn’t manage to even get a finished photo of this one before I sent it off. Guess this photo of it pre-stretched will have to be okay.
These works are part of an ongoing project of embroidered sequins versions of daily affirmations creating firm and strong amour-like objects. The process of sewing the sequins individually by hand is arduous and time consuming and it is hard not to meditate on the phrase or word that you are spending days completing, thus turning it into a sort of mantra. The overall experiment that I am attempting with this project is to turn the actual physical art project into merely a bi-product and redressing the art process as the project. I am the art project. You are the art project.