“Raw” is created from found materials. (The wood was picked up by a dumpster and carried home.) I drilled holes into the wood and sewed “RAW” into the wood with a neon-pink yarn in a pixel font. The grid of the pixel font not only made it easier to sew the text, but also provided a nice juxtaposition to the medium. The contradiction of the word play is apparent: this is not a “raw” piece of wood; it’s been sanded and lacquered–just as the hand-embroidered text is juxtaposed with the pixelated text.
This work was displayed at the Corcoran Gallery, D.C.