Homage

Heavy metal music has always surged through my veins, and lately embroidery has been an obsession. There is something both hypnotic and energizing about loud guitars, thumping of the double bass, and the sound of the thread as it is pulled through the fabric. Yet there is also something comforting that transports me to other times and places. This work is both a homage to Metallica and my 13 year old self. It combines a “traditional” craft with a “non-traditional” theme. Lyrics from a band that taught me how to rock come together with the thread to form something puzzling and subversive. By providing visual hints and words it is also a game, challenging viewers to use the images and lyrics to guess the songs. 

2010