It’s been a bloody long time since I’ve seen a cross stitch that’s made me go WOW. I’m not sure why, I think it’s my intense jealousy of anyone that can start and finish a large photo based stitch (yes I’m looking at YOU ninja ). I know I’ve designed a ton of patterns of this form of stitch, started a couple, but never finished!
So when I saw this piece by Noelle Mason I was literally awestruck.
This piece is called ‘Nothing Much Happened Today (for Eric and Dylan)’ and yes, it is a security camera image of the Columbine High School shooting. It was completed this year and measures 50×66 inches.
It’s astounding, both in subject matter and in production. Noelle offers no explanation on her site as to why she did this piece. And I think this is probably a wise move. But it is quite obviously a respectful acknowledgement of what was clearly a very difficult time for all directly involved, as well as the wider community.
This piece is just one part of an extensive body of work and I urge you to check out Noelle’s website and look through the incredibly thought-provoking work.
Props: Mr X Stitch