For many centuries, embroidery skills have been a strong part of a young woman’s upbringing. Spanning the social classes, skilled needlework has been considered a worthwhile skill. But it has still been seen as “Women’s work”, and not an art form.
Modern artists are using this medium to express ideas about what constitutes “women’s work” and what constitutes “art” by blending the common images we see on the internet, such as the phenomenon of memes, with this traditional skill.
Hannah’s work takes on topics such as censorship, depression, and sexism in series of detailed embroidered images.
See more of Hannah’s work at her blog, Hanecdote.tumblr.com.