A detailed zebra finch embroidery on hand-made stretcher, given as a gift.
The most delicate of my embroideries, this piece was made as a gift to my friend Keegan. Keegan has two maple leaves tattooed on his ankle in the same vein as Hermes’ wings. I thought this was quite clever, hence the embroidery.
A final project involved displaying our archive and collection from the year, and a requirement was that we bring something in enough quantity to give away to the class. I decided to make twenty-six simplified versions of my abstract stuffed animals. In the end, I had leftovers for friends, one of which was turned into a soft-circuit.
This piece is a hand-drawn reference to the video game Half Life, and depicts a headcrab. It is the first part of a three-part scarf dedicated to Valve-related embroidery.
These three embroideries were made as inspirational messages, and were further inspired by two friends, B Strand & Leigh Honeywell, who later received them as gifts when my room was dismantled (and thus my Chicago collection). Prior to the tear down, they hung above my desk and reminded me to be motivated.