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Stop Hate


Saddened by the increase in violence against Asians and Asian-Americans as a scapegoat for the COVID-19 pandemic, Debra wanted to portray the anxiety, fear and stress that insidious and targeted hate can impose. Hate in any form affects all of us regardless of whether it is from personal experience or from distant events reported in the news.

⁠⁠Hand-embroidery. Fine cotton floss thread. Hand-dyed linen fabric. Painted bamboo frame. Artwork is about 5" in diameter. Includes a tabletop stand.

$250 plus shipping

 


We Are Individuals, Not a Sterotype

The duality of Asian stereotypes -- the successful, hardworking and harmony-seeking "Model Minority," a myth that often renders Asians invisible during economic prosperity but changes to "Yellow Peril" as a scapegoat for economic hardship. This pattern in U.S. history continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fueled by former President Trump's coronavirus rhetoric, anti-Asian hate incidents have increased dramatically and continues to rise.

Hand-embroidery. Fine cotton floss thread. Linen fabric. Cotton applique. Painted bamboo frame. Artwork is about 5" in diameter. Includes a tabletop stand.

$250 plus shipping

Why Perpetual Foreigners?

Anti-Asian hate began in the mid-19th Century when white workers' frustration with economic distress, labor market uncertainty, and capitalist exploitation turned into anti-Chinese sentiment and racist attacks against the Chinese. The Chinese were racialized as the inferior, alien and the unassimilated "other" -- perpetual foreigners. Now in the 21st Century -- more than 170 years later -- COVID-19 has driven racism and violence against Asian-Americans again as scapegoats for the coronavirus pandemic. When will Asian-Americans be accepted fully as Americans? Asian-Americans are Americans!

Hand-embroidery. Fine cotton floss. Cotton fabric. Artwork is about 6" in diameter. Includes a tabletop stand.

⁠$250 plus shipping


Maui Reef

Debra created freeform crocheted shapes to represent the coral in the underwater photo that she took while snorkeling off the coast of Maui.

Crochet. 100% fine cotton thread. ⁠Artist photo printed on canvas. Black floating frame, ⁠26" x 20". Hang away from direct sunlight. Clean with a duster.

⁠SOLD


⁠Interconnected Purse

One triangle interconnects with another, then another, and another in this modern motif. Each triangle influences the shape of each one it connects with. Just as a person influences and shapes another, then another, and so on throughout their life. 

Hand-embroidered motif. Hand and machine sewn. Cotton canvas. Metal top zipper. Leather shoulder-length handles. Two exterior pockets. Four interior pockets. Cotton lining. Flat bottom. Soil resistent treated exterior. Spot clean if needed. Measures 17-1/2” w x 7-3/4” h x 4-1/2” d with an 8” handle drop.

$325 plus shipping.

More photos available upon request.

 

Blocks on Blocks

⁠For a study in using one shape and a combination of color saturations, Debra began with threads in a narrow value range but with hue and saturation broadly represented. She was unhappy with the overall effect as being flat and the center shape as the focus. So she repeated the same right-angled shape in a darker value thread. This added more depth and movement for a harmonious and balanced composition.

⁠Hand-knit and -embroidered. 100% mercerized cotton floss thread. Artwork is 6" x 6" and 13" x 13" framed (purplish/black). Hang in cool, dry place.

⁠$250 plus shipping

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