Flower Head- Narcissistic Butterfly 2005
Included in the Pricked – Extreme Embroidery Museum of Arts and Design New York in 2007.
Flower Head – Narcissistic Butterfly, conceptually the work references the implied relationship between the floral and human head. Each individual embroidered flower has at its centre a human face, preserved at the end of a flexible wire. A bunch, cast, of political and media characters. Sculpturally the form refers to the exotic, tiered pincushions into which hatpins were once stored. Our Leaders, those people who represent us have an unfortunate sense of their own self-importance a desire to be seen and constantly photographed at their best, the mirror is a literal reflection of their narcissism and our fascination with other people’s media lives.