Work > 168 Hours

Drones (February 11, 2013: Part I)
embroidery floss/fabric
10.5" H x 7.5" W
2013
$4000
I Found Love At Last! (February 11, 2013: Part II)
Embroidery floss/fabric
10.5" H x 7.5" W
2013
$4000
Made in the USA (April 22, 2013: Part I)
Embroidery floss/fabric
10.5" H x 7.5" W
2013
$4000
Baby Brings Them Closer (April 22, 2013: Part II)
embroidery floss/fabric
10.5" H x 7.5" W
2013
$4000
The World According to China (June 17, 2013: Part I)
Embroidery floss, cotton
10.5" H x 7.5" W
2014
$4000
Boston Strong (June 17, 2013: Part II)
Embroidery floss/fabric
10.5" H x 7.5" W
2014
$4000
The Childfree Life (August 12, 2013: Part I)
Embroidery floss, cotton
10.5" H x 7.5" W
2015
$4000
First Days Home (August 12, 2013: Part II)
Embroidery floss, cotton
10.5" H x 7.5" W
2015
$4000
Majority Rule (October 14, 2013: Part 1)
Embroidery floss, cotton
10.5" H x 7.5" W
2015
$4000
Inside Her New Life (October 14, 2013: Part II)
Embroidery floss, cotton
10.5" x 7.5"
2016
$4000

In 2013, I began 168 Hours, a long-term embroidered archive of 24 life-size replicas of two of the most popular weekly magazines in the United States, Time and People. This project uses a slow, simple process of recreating a popular cultural image with thousands of tiny cross-stitches. By replacing the pixel with a stitch, I explore the relationship between careful preservation and rapid cycles of information. The selections are not chosen according to content; instead they are topical, cycled every month. Issues released on the same day are exhibited alongside one another to create a broader documentation of our culture and invites viewers to formulate their own perceptions. The title 168 Hours refers to the hour each magazine spends on the newsstand, which coincidentally estimates the time I spend stitching each cover. These 168 hours are simultaneously short and long.