Tiny Pricks Project: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump, November 1, 2019, 4:00–5:30pm, Collins Library Room 053 (lower level)

Image courtesy of http://www.textilemonth.nyc/2017
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Artist Diana Weymar is the founder of Tiny Pricks Project, a project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique or inherited textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Pieces are donated to a travelling collection that has been exhibited around the country. The methodology of the project is based on social media sharing, participatory political protest, and craftivism.

Diana Weymar pictured with a textile from Interwoven Stories. http://themakehouse.ca/2015/10/diana-weymar-clothing-art/

There are over 700 in the collection but it would be impossible to have them all there and some might be on loan somewhere else. They take up a massive amount of space at this point. To view pieces created to date, please follow the series on Diana Weymar. Tiny Pricks counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter, social media, and Trump’s overall approach to politics. Weymar, who lives in British Columbia,  is also the founder of Interwoven Stories, a collection of stitched pages that focus on personal narratives and stories.

The project is open for public participation until Trump is out of office and that the series can be followed on IG @tinypricksproject.

Diana is making a return visit to Puget Sound as she also was a visiting artist two years ago and contributed to the project Refashioning Identity, in which members of the Puget Sound community contributed stitched pages.  Pages from Tiny Pricks, Interwoven Stories and Refashioning Identify on display in the Collins Library in conjunction with the All Stitched Up exhibit.  Weymar served as one of the jurors of the exhibit.

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