Portfolio > Earth Embroideries

They are an obvious departure from her earlier work in that they are not created from the physical material of maps, instead she is distilling satellite views of the artic into minimal line drawings created in thread on paper. She says, “I’m transcribing a vast amount of physical space into something I can hold and stitch by hand. In some of these I am also incorporating digital glitches which are visible when zooming in on Google Earth.” In a very real sense, the Earth Embroideries are about mending the world. - Suzette McAvoy | Hawk and Handsaw

Earth Embroidery (Glacial Furrows)
hand embroidered thread on paper
7" x 7"
2016
Earth Embroidery (Landfast Ice)
hand embroidered thread on paper
7" x 7"
2016
Earth Embroidery (Drift)
hand embroidered thread on paper
7" x 7"
2016
Earth Embroidery (Pack Ice)
hand embroidered thread on paper
7" x 7"
2016
Earth Embroidery (Glitch 1)
hand embroidered thread on paper
11" x 11"
2016
Earth Embroidery (Glitch 2)
hand embroidered thread on paper
11" x 11"
2016
Earth Embroidery (Glitch 3)
thread on paper
20"x20"
2016
Earth Embroidery (Glitch 3), process detail
hand embroidered thread on paper
20" x 20"
2016