This series holds a creative space in a tumultuous political climate. Tiny Pricks Project counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter and other social media, and Trump’s statements by using textiles that embody warmth, craft, permanence, civility, and a shared history. The daintiness and strength of each piece stand in stark contrast to his presidency.
how it all started
On Jan. 8th, 2018 I stitched “I am a very stable genius” into a piece of my grandmother’s abandoned needlework from the 1960s. When I posted it on Instagram, the response was immediate and overwhelmingly positive.
Assuming he would become more presidential over time, with only the occasional ridiculous tweet, I decided to stitch one Trump quote a week. However, it quickly became a daily practice, as I tried to keep up with the outpouring of “unpresidential” text.
Friends asked if I would host workshops so that they could join the project. Tiny Pricks Project has since become the largest textile Trump protest EVER with over 1100 Tiny Pricks and hundreds of participants globally.
The series will go strong until Trump is out of office.
The goal is to create 2020 Tiny Pricks by 2020!
bigly opening : collaboration with Lingua Franca
On June 12th, Tiny Pricks Project’s collaboration with Lingua Franca opened in their store on Bleecker Street.