Held Harmless is a series of smallish pieces (18"-28") I developed during the Pandemic. Each started as a paper collage I photographed, tweaked in Photoshop, and had printed onto cotton. Once I received them, I spent weeks hand stitching each one. The stitches are used to draw the eye towards certain areas, emphasize portions, connect, play with color and create continuity between elements.
These have been terrifying, infuriating and deeply saddening times. The tiny movement of my fingers with the floss was a meditation which grounded me and fed me. The pieces capture all of these emotions and more.
Here are #2, 6 and 7 (See more at https://www.DeborahWeir.net)