Grow Up, Kid
Electronic Embroidered Book
In my electronic embroidered book, Grow Up, Kid, I use a mix of primitive orthography and imagery to explore my memories of women from 1980s American pop culture. I remember seeing women as voiceless, or hyper-sexualized props. This inspired my models, which include Ariel from The Little Mermaid and the background dancers from David Palmer’s Simply Irresistible music video. The pages contain memories of phrases shouted at me, and a strip club neon sign that fascinated me when I was a girl. Run your hands over the electronic stitches of each page and lights will activate, vibrations jitter and my voice whispers to you.