Embroidery thread, Satin, Embroidery hoop
In this body of work, Frances Goodman has embroidered public toilet graffiti onto silk.
These toilet philosophies, boasts, confessions and rants are reworked into seemingly precious objects, which are at odds with the sometimes lewd and throwaway content. The labour and intensity of hand-embroidering these anonymous, dirty ‘nothings’, reveal a voyeuristic fascination with other people’s sordid fantasies and inner monologues.
Photographs by: John Hodgkiss