Artist Michelle Kingdom explores psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken. She creates tiny worlds in thread to capture elusive yet persistent inner voices. Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relations, domesticity, and self-perception.

Decidedly miniature in scale, the scenes are densely embroidered into compressed oppositions. While the work acknowledges the luster and lineage inherent in needlework, Michelle uses thread as a sketching tool in order to simultaneously honor and undermine this tradition.

Michelle created “Cat’s Cradle” for Sheltered.

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