Conversations with friends and acquaintances informed the creation of my embroideries, providing a context and some balance so that not all anecdotes were mine or from a female perspective.
I began a more formal collaboration with a female friend my age, also living in Brooklyn at the time, in winter 2007-2008. We got together for tea and brainstorming meetings, enlisting a male friend as a "moderator," and male point of view.
Many of my journal entries in the winter of 2007-2008 developed from these group sessions. Here are some of the embroideries and journal entries inspired by our conversations.
above left: Physically and Emotionally Photoshopped. 2008. Embroidery on fabric. 5.5" X 9". For sale through Shop Art Gallery. Contact Muriel Guepin, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shopartstudio.com
Above right is the journal entry leading to the finished piece.