("Perky Boobies", embroidery floss on burlap,
4 ft. 7 in. high by 3 ft. 8 in. wide)
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I've gotten several requests to show some of my embroidery work on this blog and so I've decided to post them on an intermittent basis.
The above piece, part of my post-modern sampler series, came about after I had finally overdosed on all those addictive celebrity magazines (you know the ones I mean). After devouring about 1,000 of them, I realized that although the names and faces changed, there were really only three or four stories to be told: who's sleeping with who, who's breaking up with who, who's borderline anorexic and who's had plastic surgery.
The latter insight was the one that really stuck in my throat. It frustrated me that in today's world women are judged less on their talents and more on whether or not they are rocking a really great set of 36 D's.
Every stitch sewn in completing "Perky Boobies" was made as a small personal rebellion against a society which pressures women to be perfect and teaches men that the exterior is more important than what lies beneath.
Where do you stand?