Homeland Insecurity (May 13, 2013: Part I)
Decorative Arts (Textile)
11 x 8
18" x 16"
Embroidery floss, cotton
In 168 Hours, an embroidered archive of replicas of Time and People magazines, I recreate cultural images with thousands of cross-stitches. 168 Hours combines two distinct cultural practices: our current obsession with 24-hour news and celebrity culture, and a centuries-old tradition that teaches women their cultural place in the world. By replacing the pixel with a stitch, I carefully preserve rapid cycles of information and interrupt the seamless imagery to reveal each cover as an elaborate construction.