Embroidery Pride is about the individual power from within to struggle against oppression.
The medium of embroidery can easily be construed as decorative and therefore dismissed by contemporary art audiences. In my mind, embroidery and decoration of textiles is often associated with women ? this is, historically speaking, an undervalued activity. So by taking this formerly undervalued work, and raising it to an art form, I am expressing a connection between fine art and textiles. The piece contains about 150 hand stitches per square inch