When Donald Trump called himself “a very stable genius” in January of 2018, many of found his comment a bit stunning in ways that seemed to exceed the threshold of his usual tweet storms of outlandish remarks.
This is the first Tiny Prick embroidery by the project creator and curator, Diana Weymar. She stitched Trump’s stunning works onto an abandoned piece of her grandmother’s embroidery from the 1960s. Photo courtesy of Diana Weymar.[/caption]
Artist and activist Diana Weymar was one of many artists who took note of Trump’s “stable genius” pronouncement and got inspired to stitch his comment onto an abandoned piece of her grandmother’s needlework from the 1960s.
The Tiny Pricks Project collection, that now includes more than 600 embroidered vintage textiles, is on display at Lingua Franca’s West Village store, at 382 Bleecker, where many of the pieces can be viewed en masse through Sept. 3, 2019. (This is the story the produces and sells those really cool embroidered cashmere sweaters.)
Tune in to this episode of the podcast to hear Weymar tell the story behind the project and find out how you can get involved and help her meet her goal to collect 2,020 embroidered pieces by 2020.
This presidency has been difficult for many to process. Follow the Tiny Pricks Project on Instagram. It might help.
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