APONIA (KIDNEY STONE)
       
     
ATHENS, DUBAI, BALI embroidery (In progress)
       
     
PURITY
       
     
SOUL LOVE Bowie/Laurie M.
       
     
MAGICAL JOY (tribute to Mycologist Gary Lincoff)
       
     
WONDER 6_24_2017 4:15pm
       
     
RIOT 7_12_2017
       
     
RIOT 4_28_2017
       
     
UNTIL (We meet Again) Homage to Rodney King and  Nick Cave 5_3_2017 7:56pm
       
     
DEMOCKERY Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair
       
     
DEMOCKERY Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair
       
     
DEMOCKERY Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair
       
     
Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair
       
     
ABUNDANT JOY (HAPPY BIRTHDAY/KIDNEY STONE)
       
     
DEMOCKERY
       
     
JOY (My birthday gift to myself)
       
     
THEM
       
     
UNTIED KINGDOM
       
     
FEAR
       
     
ALI (detail)
       
     
ALI (installed)
       
     
PRINCE BABY (Happy birthday detail)
       
     
I WISH YOU WERE MINE
       
     
SOUL BABY
       
     
APONIA (KIDNEY STONE)
       
     
APONIA (KIDNEY STONE)

Natural linen thread on translucent cream linen, home made curtain, 57 1/2" x 108", 1_21_2018, 9:14 a.m.

Laurie M. passed a kidney stone on the morning of January twenty first, 2018. Possibly the by product of the worst pain she had ever experienced in her life the previous week. With its passing came no pain. Laurie M. had been wanting to embroider APONIA on a large piece of linen she had made into a curtain for the east window in her meditation room. She embroidered it in the morning after completing her other morning rituals. For the first time she used a natural linen thread to embroider with that she had discovered on 125th St. in NYC and was delighted with the delicate and lyrical quality of each stitch.

ATHENS, DUBAI, BALI embroidery (In progress)
       
     
ATHENS, DUBAI, BALI embroidery (In progress)

Purple, Yellow and silk gold embroidery floss on translucent, midnight blue fabric remnant from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 13 1/2" x 95", ATHENS, DUBAI, BALI embroidery (In progress)

Midnight blue, gradated fabric from the Metropolitan Museum of Art with purple, yellow and grandma Eleanore’s silk, gold embroidery floss. Created while traveling to ATHENS 9_18_2018, DUBAI 9_182018, BALI 10_4_2018.

Laurie M.’s past, present and future ancestor healing offerings with her ATHENS, DUBAI, BALI embroidery in progress, Ubud, Bali, September 24th, before full moon (harvest moon) ceremony, 2018.

PURITY
       
     
PURITY

Grandma's Eleanore’s purple embroidery floss on dark blue linen, 41" 1/2' x 24", 5_10_2018-6_1_2018, 11:43 a.m.

Laurie M. had a profoundly powerful conversation with someone she cares deeply for on May, 10th, 2018. She acknowledged that person for their purity, and said she had not encountered that quality revealed in someone she cared for up to that point in her life. Laurie M. believes fundamentally that all beings are pure and full of light. Some are aware of their light and others are not.

SOUL LOVE Bowie/Laurie M.
       
     
SOUL LOVE Bowie/Laurie M.

Embroidery completed 1_10_2018 8:01p.m. grandma Eleanore’s light purple embroidery floss on grandma Sylvia’s hand embroidered lotus flower table runner, 16” x 37 1/2”.

Created on the second anniversary of David Bowie’s death and the second anniversary of an important date in Laurie’s life. SOUL LOVE is one of Laurie’s favorite Bowie songs. This work is an homage to Bowie as well as a profound statement about self and the artist Laurie M.

MAGICAL JOY (tribute to Mycologist Gary Lincoff)
       
     
MAGICAL JOY (tribute to Mycologist Gary Lincoff)

MAGICAL JOY (tribute to Mycologist Gary Lincoff (mentor to Laurie M.) who died on 3_16_2018), 4:23 p.m.

Blue embroidery floss on dark blue linen, 40” 1/4’ x 26” 1/4’, 4:23 p.m.

Laurie M. wanted to pay tribute to her mycology mentor Gary Lincoff upon hearing of his untimely death. MAGICAL JOY seemed to encapsulate all she felt about Gary and the forays she enjoyed going on with him as part of the New York Mycological Society. She embroidered it the day of his service at Woodlawn Cemetery on 3_19_2018. He had a profound effect on Laurie M. as a person, he was the true embodiment of both words.

WONDER 6_24_2017 4:15pm
       
     
WONDER 6_24_2017 4:15pm

WONDER The first in a series of word works directly related to JOY.

Embroidery completed 6_24_2017 4:15pm grandma Eleanore’s light blue embroidery floss on white fabric, 29 3/4” x 18 3/4”.

RIOT 7_12_2017
       
     
RIOT 7_12_2017

RIOT Newark 7_12_2017 7:35pm

RIOT created on the 50th anniversary to the day, of the event that sparked the Newark Rebellion in response to the brutalization of John Smith by police officers on June 12th, 1967. Four days of Rebellion followed in the city of Newark.

As I was completing the last cross stitch the embroidery floss caught in the linen just as it had done in April when I embroidered RIOT for the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots. 

Embroidery completed 7_12_2017 7:35pm white embroidery floss on Irish linen, 54” x 10”.

 

RIOT 4_28_2017
       
     
RIOT 4_28_2017

RIOT created on the 25th anniversary of the riots in LA in response to the verdict of the dismissal of the LA police officers in the beating of Rodney King on March 3rd, 1991.

Embroidery completed 4_28_2017 8:20pm grandma Eleanore’s red embroidery floss on white fabric, 28 1/4” x 29”.

UNTIL (We meet Again) Homage to Rodney King and  Nick Cave 5_3_2017 7:56pm
       
     
UNTIL (We meet Again) Homage to Rodney King and Nick Cave 5_3_2017 7:56pm

UNTIL (We meet again), created as an homage to Rodney King and Nick Cave. Exactly one week after hearing Nick Cave speak at the New York Public Library about his exhibit UNTIL at MASS MOCA. UNTIL is the manifestation of 25 years of Nick processing Rodney King and todays current events in America. 

Embroidery completed 5_3_2017 7:56pm white embroidery floss on fabric, 28 1/4” x 29”.

DEMOCKERY Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair
       
     
DEMOCKERY Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair

Some of my recent political work was shown as a participant in Occupy Museums/Debtfair, The Whitney Biennial, 2017.

DEMOCKERY Term Laurie M. coined 10_9_2016 (2nd presidential debate) Embroidery started 10_10_2016 Embroidery completed 11_8_2016 8:38am Grandma Eleanore’s white and red embroidery floss on scrap of blue fabric, 37 1/2” x 30 3/4”

 

 

DEMOCKERY Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair
       
     
DEMOCKERY Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair

Some of my recent political work was shown as a participant in Occupy Museums/Debtfair, The Whitney Biennial, 2017.

DEMOCKERY Term Laurie M. coined 10_9_2016 (2nd presidential debate) Embroidery started 10_10_2016 Embroidery completed 11_8_2016 8:38am Grandma Eleanore’s white and red embroidery floss on scrap of blue fabric, 37 1/2” x 30 3/4”

DEMOCKERY Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair
       
     
DEMOCKERY Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair

Some of my recent political work was shown as a participant in Occupy Museums/Debtfair, The Whitney Biennial, 2017.

DEMOCKERY Term Laurie M. coined 10_9_2016 (2nd presidential debate) Embroidery started 10_10_2016 Embroidery completed 11_8_2016 8:38am Grandma Eleanore’s white and red embroidery floss on scrap of blue fabric, 37 1/2” x 30 3/4”

Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair
       
     
Whitney Biennial 2017, Occupy Museums/Debtfair

Some of my recent political work was shown as a participant in Occupy Museums/Debtfair, The Whitney Biennial, 2017.

 

 

 

ABUNDANT JOY (HAPPY BIRTHDAY/KIDNEY STONE)
       
     
ABUNDANT JOY (HAPPY BIRTHDAY/KIDNEY STONE)

White embroidery floss on blue fabric scrap, 25" x 18", 1_4_2017, 9:42 a.m.

DEMOCKERY
       
     
DEMOCKERY

DEMOCKERY Term Laurie M. coined 10_9_2016 (2nd presidential debate) Embroidery started 10_10_2016 Embroidery completed 11_8_2016 8:38am Grandma Eleanore’s white and red embroidery floss on scrap of blue fabric, 37 1/2” x 30 3/4”

JOY (My birthday gift to myself)
       
     
JOY (My birthday gift to myself)

White embroidery floss on scrap of blue fabric, 19" x 25", 10_4_2016

THEM
       
     
THEM

Red embroidery floss on scrap of fabric, 16 1/2” x 18 1/2”, 8_6_2016

UNTIED KINGDOM
       
     
UNTIED KINGDOM

Red embroidery floss on scrap of fabric, 16 1/2” x 18 1/2”, 6_24_2016

FEAR
       
     
FEAR

Grandma's purple embroidery floss on fabric, 33" 1/2' x 33" 1/2', 6_13_2016.

Orlando tribute to the forty-nine victims that lost their lives on June 12th, 2016.

ALI (detail)
       
     
ALI (detail)

White embroidery floss on white fabric Muslim shroud,
59" x 152", 6_17_2016

ALI (installed)
       
     
ALI (installed)

White embroidery floss on white fabric Muslim shroud,
59" x 152", 6_17_2016

PRINCE BABY (Happy birthday detail)
       
     
PRINCE BABY (Happy birthday detail)

Grandma's purple embroidery floss on fabric, 33" 1/2' x 33" 1/2', 6_7_2016, 8:05 p.m.

Embroidered on what would have been Prince's fifty-eighth birthday.

I WISH YOU WERE MINE
       
     
I WISH YOU WERE MINE

Light blue embroidery floss on fabric, 16” x 18”, 4_12_2014 

 

SOUL BABY
       
     
SOUL BABY

Purple Embroidery floss on fabric, 34” x 34”, 3_11_2015