Photo Credit: Chris Prendergast
This is the fourth artwork in a series about rejection. On a certain level the process involved in using the letter to make an artwork that encorporates embroidery is arduous and painful. On the converse side, we are enjoying harnessing the negative emotions we all suffer upon rejection, into a positive response and even into activism. The bruise on the left hoop of the diptych is growing up into the Pier logo here is the first in a series of much larger bruises that we have recently started to work on. It does not matter in this context whether it reads as a bruise or an abstract area growing into the embroidered logo.To those who reject us we send an email reply, with an image attached of the relevant embroidered letter, inviting the person or organisation to engage in further dialogue about their reasons for and methods of rejection. Turning rejection into art is a way of turning something hurtful, that we all dread, around. Our aim is for these artworks of rejection to be turned into huge wall tapestries. Of course there will have to be a selection process to decide which of the crushed letters will be enlarged - with letters being sent to the successful candidates and rejection letters to the others duly dispatched. Please note that those who reject us by email, without any logo heading, will be invited to re-submit their letters in a more aesthetically satisfying format.
20cm x 25cm x 1cm
Paper, type, wooden hoops, embroidery on muslin