This work was inspired by a photograph of Julia Child and her husband wearing large paper hearts pinned to their chest. I took that idea and mixed it with my usual embroidery style and created this fun little piece.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Laura O’Connor of Blue Bottom Art is an Illinois based fiber artist who specializes in embroidered art. Her work uses a symbol of domesticity and femininity to challenge those same notions. She likes the balance of custom and modernity that can be found in fiber arts and the long history of women who have turned needlecraft into a vehicle for political expression and commentary on society. Since 2020 she has used her unique embroidery designs to continue this tradition. Many of her embroideries are in the craftivism genre and are part of the following projects: Tiny Pricks Project, Interwoven Stories, I am Woman Project, and Badass HERstory. She is also an affiliate artist of the Blue Moon Gallery in Grayslake, Illinois.
© Laura O’Connor