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Hand Stitched using recycled clothing
Maiden Voyage

Hand stitched fabric drawings, created during an artist residency in Muriwai, New Zealand. Each piece uses embroidery, appliqué, and collage techniques

I became a deckhand on deep sea fishing boats at age 12, my dad was the captain. It was interesting spending my teenage years working in a very male dominated industry. Most of our guests were men, all of my coworkers. I learned a lot about how to survive as a woman in this world.