The theme was open to interpretation, and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to share portraits of my own female heroes. The artists who have influenced me most are often musicians and here, rendered using a traditional ‘female’ domestic craft, are a trio of my most inspirational spiritual sisters. These women are more than musicians, more than singers, they are writers, story tellers, and pioneers of performance, technology, distribution and self-expression. These unconventional outsiders are not afraid to do things their own way; They are genre defying, challenging, philosophical and kind. These are women I truly admire.
These works were entirely hand stitched by me based on famous album cover portraits by each of the artists:
Kate Bush: The Whole Story
Laurie Anderson: Strange Angels
Kristin Hersh: Sunny Border Blue