Tag Archives: eating disorder

I will maintain control amidst the chaos

Similar to my previous post – ‘the conformity of counted cross stitch’ – I went a little bit overboard with the counted cross stitch. This time I tried to see how small I could go. It truly does speak of obsession. ‘I will maintain control amidst the chaos’ pertains not only to the sentiment of […]

Dime Bar

Damn! The ‘Dime’ bar (or ‘Daim’ as it seems to have metamorphosed into here in the UK.) This marks number 15/16 in the current series of chocolate bars re-written. I’m currently discussing exhibition space whilst planning where my work will take me next. I have many an idea still involving typography and my unique style […]

Reese’s Pieces

One especially for my American audience…. Reese’s Pieces’ embroidered wrapper complete. This marks the 12th completed piece in the series and, for now, the completion of this phase of work in my visual explorations of discussing an eating disorder. Potentially another 2 designs are drawn up for their embroidered execution, but I am as yet […]

Toffee Crisp

Happy new year readers! My final embroidery of 2014 – Nestle’s chocolate bar ‘Toffee Crisp’, twisted into the far more appropriate ‘Toffee Crisis’. Eating disorder puns aside, ‘Toffee Crisis’ nearly became a very real possibility for me whilst driving to the supermarket to acquire another ‘source of inspiration’ (realistically, more chocolate). An icy roundabout totally […]

Smarties wrapper

Another painstakingly hand-embroidered, re-written pun of Nestles ‘Smarties’ chocolates. Bulimia scars the sufferer, mentally and sometimes physically, so here is my visual acknowledgement disguised – as usual – behind the multicoloured mask of something seemingly far less sinister. Slightly underwhelmed by this one. Definitely my least favourite in the series so far: Nestle ‘Smarties’ packet. The […]

Skittles wrapper WIP

The first of my play-on-words candy wrapper that isn’t a chocolate product: ‘Skittles’. This piece isn’t quite completed yet, but as I’m having difficulty sourcing the materials for the final few touches, I’ll share it for now as it is. Here is the original, from which I re-drew the logo to suit my own sinister […]

Cadbury’s ‘Picnic’

Cadbury’s ‘Picnic’ chocolate bar….. This was perhaps a more complex challenge than any of my previous embroidered chocolate bar wrappers. Alongside the main typographic feature, the design demanded a plethora of raisins and peanuts stitched around the wording. To have omitted these would have been to miss out on some of the integrity of the […]