I loved making this piece even though it is my biggest piece of embroidery yet at 12 inches by 12 inches. Andy took over 185 hours to stitch and a whole lot of patience. I was inspired to make this piece as we live in such a fast paced world where our identity or validation can feel like it comes from social media and how many likes we have. Its not a judgement piece as I am also 'guilty' of wanting the dopamine hit a like gives you. This piece also referrences a quote Andy Warhol is supposed to have said which gave rise to the "15 minutes of fame..." quote we have all heard.
Seed stitch is one of my favourite stitches. I have gone rogue with how I use it though. It takes a really long time to build up texture and tone with it. I think thats what I like about it, it is more mindful.
Split stitch is a fabulous blending stitch, again I have gone rogue with my application though.