I live in two worlds.
As a textile artist I live under the Dome of Happiness, a tiny world of creativity and expression, choosing embroidery for my social commentary to rally against the real world when I was once a business owner.
Small businesses are challenged daily by government red tape designed to hamper success, combined with this new tend of political correctness gone a step too far, unethical corporate behaviors, and political leaders who display misogynist conduct better suited to the 1700’s.
My latest works exemplifies the continuing daily code in our corporate world where unacceptable behaviors are deemed perfectly acceptable in the pursuit of financial greed. Our legal system ties us up in knots and yet allows repugnant conduct by our political and business leaders.
Through my weapon of choice, the needle and thread, I remind you not to be complacent or blindly accept bad behavior, unethical business practice and unintelligent PC practices because we are too busy or fear legal ramifications.
These themes are tough and complex so my needle along with my mind often wanders across a piece of cloth exploring colour, and making more positive observations about daily life, from the new friends you meet in a dog park, to describing the wonderful poetry written by my twin brother, in thread.