Leah Emery’s Cross Stitch Porn

Leah Emery Cross Stitch Porn

Leah Emery’s Cross Stitch Porn

It was a delight to stumble across Leah Emery’s cross stitch porn recently. She is an Australian artist who has been cross stitching graphic scenes from hardcore porn films for a number of years. Apparently she exhibited alongside me at the Stitch Fetish exhibition in Los Angeles earlier this year but unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it over there to see the show.

The imagery she uses appear to be sourced from vintage pornography which sits really nicely with the medium of stitch due to the slightly flat nature of the coloured threads. Crafted through the traditionally domestic art of cross stitch, her works pose interesting questions about ones ability to appreciate a work of art if it’s content offends your moral sensibilities.

There is a great little video interview with her here produced for The Feed:

Her source material is only ever so slightly different to that which I’ve been working with and I can associate with a lot of the comments she makes regarding the act of stitching graphic imagery.

You can view more images of Leah’s work on the Sullivan and Strumpf website here: www.sullivanstrumpf.com/leah-emery

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