57cmx126cm, 197cm diagionally, 2018.

Cotton & acrylic yarn, backing fabric, latex, MDF board

I like to use use the tufting gun as a painting tool. It can be moved in fluid motions & works as a freehand method of drawing. I wanted to capture this painterly aspect of the machine by creating a tufted canvas. Self-portraits are a theme that may artists explore, but I was particularly inspired by cubist painters and modern emojis for this piece.