Hurricane

42 x 45", hand-stitched cotton and found embroidery, 2012

artist statement

Annoyed after a bagboy at the supermarket called me ‘Ginger, ’ I questioned the comments and stereotypes thrown at redheads.  Are we quick to anger, pugilistic, passionate, ugly? Does the carpet match the curtains? This angry hurricane includes found embroidery altered to evoke tsukumogami, Japanese spirits of household objects vengeful for being mistreated or discarded.  

© 2020 Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Sophie Hiltner