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Yes, You Shell!
       
     
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Shell
       
     
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Hoops I
       
     
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Hoops III
       
     
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Hoops V
       
     
Self Portrait
       
     
Tomatillo
       
     
Moretta
       
     
Moretta

Taking influence from both women's protest wear and the Venetian Moretta mask, this embroidered blouse was the synthesis of these ideas concerning identity, and how people identify with certain ideologies without having to speak a word. 

 

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Yes, You Shell!
       
     
Yes, You Shell!

appliqué, found fabrics and embroidery 36” x 52”, 2017

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Shell

appliqué, found fabrics and embroidery 27” x 40”, 2017

 This piece was made as an exploration of industry in contrast with the home made, and the sense of home in contrast with the industrial image relating to escape. With such recognizable motifs such as a traditional “granny square” and the Shell Gas logo, the tension between the two worlds that these symbols evoke is brought forward.

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Hoops I
       
     
Hoops I

 Embroidery, vintage tablecloth and embroidery 14” x 14”, 2014

 I embroidered a five-piece series of imagined paths of how someone making my Bubbi’s “apple pudding cake” recipe her kitchen on 6th Street might differ from someone making the same dish in my parents’ peninsula kitchen, or from my maternal grandmother’s larger kitchen on Grove Street, and so on. This was done using a different color of thread to distinguish the maker within each new space.

Hoops II
       
     
Hoops II

 Embroidery, vintage tablecloth and embroidery 14” x 14”, 2014

Hoops III
       
     
Hoops III

 Embroidery, vintage tablecloth and embroidery 14” x 14”, 2014

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Hoops IV

 Embroidery, vintage tablecloth and embroidery 14” x 14”, 2014

Hoops V
       
     
Hoops V

 Embroidery, vintage tablecloth and embroidery 14” x 14”, 2014

Self Portrait
       
     
Self Portrait

Thread, wool fabric, embriodery hoop, 2015.

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Tomatillo

Thread and paper, 5" x 5", 2013.