Indian Act speaks of the realities of colonization - the effects of contact, and its often-broken and untranslated contracts. The piece consists of all 56 pages of the Canadian Federal Government’s Indian Act mounted on stroud cloth and sewn over with red and white glass beads. Each word is replaced with white beads sewn into the document; the red beads replace the negative space.
embroidery & hand painted leather applique on linen
Accoutrements series: portraits of people and their sex toys. On your own, or with a consenting adult friend (or two), toys are about enjoying your sexuality, experimentation, and spicing things up. Time to open up the goodie drawer…
Tilleke Schwarz’s new book arrived in the mail! It’s called New Potatoes and is of course amazing. It also came with this little booklet of more awesomeness. Her work is a great inspiration to me. My goal is to be able to create with stitches as freely and spontaneously as she does.