Embroideries Of Boobs, Butts, and Nipples, Oh My! (NSFW)


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Warning: This post contains images of (embroidered) boobs and butts, and thus may not be suitable for work.

Say farewell to all your preconceived notions about the beloved craft technique that is embroidery. The medium formerly associated with your lovely grandmother and sweet old neighbor has undergone a renaissance of sorts as young feminist artists conjure new ways to subvert the medium’s history of domesticity to tackle today’s most pertinent debates. Nowadays, there’s no subject matter too provocative to squeeze inside a wooden hoop.

Case in point: Sally Hewett, a stitcher and embroiderer who is interested in the social and political histories of the media, as well as their integration into the craft domain. She’s also interested in bodies. Real bodies. Real bodies with hairs, stretch marks, cellulite, wrinkles and whatever else is all too often airbrushed away in mainstream pop culture. Hewett combines these varied interests into a series of body-centric embroideries depicting boobs and butts as they actually appear on human beings.

Basically, Hewett proves that toying with bodily imperfections can yield art that’s pretty close to perfect!

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