Category Archives: Constructed Textiles

Beaded Needlepoint Self Portrait 

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Parasitoid Free Hugs 

#ruthborchardselfportraitprize 

Just submitted my newest work entitled ‘Parasitoid Free Hugs’ 

A net cast from my head, flayed into slithers and forced flat like a global map. Ten fingers ready to clasp and mask the airway. A burial ready, likeness, for eternity. 

Machine embroidered stuffed fabric 

57x50x8cm🐙👽🌍🗺

Process n’ work-in-progress
Cartographers licence … peak of my nose was sacrificed

Although inert, it still creeps up the wall🕷 It will lunge out at you just like those Xenomorphs/Facehuggers in the Alien films