Eleanor Hannan’s Sewn Drawings

This afternoon I went to an event at fibre artist Eleanor Hannan’s Vancouver studio. The invitation called it “drawing the model on the sewing machine.” The stairway up to the studio on East Broadway was hung with remarkable drawings that had been completed throughout the day – images of the model in costume rendered on…

Subjectivity Creates High-Grade Information

At Northern Voice Moose Camp yesterday, I was once again impressed and amazed to see the variety of intensities that bloggers represent. It’s fascinating to see how each of them (us) has created interconnecting micro-niches of interest and meaning, mined from both direct and mediated experiences. This is exactly what I was getting at, theoretically…

Beware Intensified Personalization

Once I had completed the Documentary Print book, I decided it would be fun to create ancilliary merchandise to go along with it. And what better medium than embroidery? One of the samplers (seen here in this post) refers to a state of mind we can all recognize. In the imagined world of the Social…

Psychedelic Artifact

The embroidered coat. Here are a few pics of my old old embroidered coat that has returned to my closet after a long journey in other people’s homes. Needing a warmer winter coat, I completely covered a my fall coat (green poodlecloth if you must know) with freeform crewel embroidery. I really loved wearing it…