Scraping the Surface (2015)

Embroidery, digital photographs


Lines have limitless varieties of width, direction, and length. They can be thick, thin, straight or curved. While some are abrupt and short-lived, others seemingly carry on for what seems to be forever. This continuity reminded me of the vast and obscure questions about our lives and how these questions are forever cemented into our minds. I asked each of my subjects their biggest question about their existence and let their question give themselves an identity rather than their face. Some are references to life overall while others vaguely address their own problems they face and have yet to solve. By embroidering their questions into the actual photograph, I’ve created a sense of permanence and a variety of lines that seem to be never-ending, much like our biggest fears and concerning thoughts.

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