diana weymar {tiny pricks project}

I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. This is an ongoing project created by Canadian {US based} artist Diana Weymar, titled “Tiny Pricks”. It began in January 2018 when Diana embroidered the “stable genius” piece at the top of the post… and then it spread like wild fire! Diana continued to document the tweets and quotes that tend to spill out of Trump on a daily basis, but she also started “Tiny Pricks”, inviting people from around the world to harness their frustration through a creative outlet. Here is a snippet from Diana’s site:

“desperate times, creative measures : Like so many others, I am trying to process this presidency in a way that doesn’t involve withdrawing from following politics. This project is about witnessing, recording, taking notes in thread, and paying attention. Paying attention to his words.

This series holds a creative space in a tumultuous political climate. Tiny Pricks Project counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter and other social media, and Trump’s statements by using textiles that embody warmth, craft, permanence, civility, and a shared history. The daintiness and strength of each piece stands in a stark contrast to his presidency. You can make a tiny prick (please do).”

Sadly, there are an insane number of ridiculous quotes to choose from, but the silver lining… zillions of these embroidered statements are currently covering the walls – from floor to ceiling – at Lingua Franca in New York from now until September 3rd! “Desperate times, creative measures”, indeed.

{Pieces above by: (1, 2, 3) Diana Weymar, (4) Justine Twina, (5) Mary Loria, (6) Diana again, (7) Betsy Nix}