Rebecca Ringquist

I tell love stories and create veiled fractured narratives full of double entendre. My work has been inspired of late by the fictional relocation story of the Swiss Family Robinson and my own cross-country move to Brooklyn.

I alternate between hand embroidery and machine stitching. The harsh difference between the rates of speed with which I work conveys a complicated message. Although the machine stitching is very labor intensive, it also carries with it a sense of violence and aggression, reflecting the tangled messy nature of relationships. The thick orange flames, which lick up at the bed suggestively, are quite different from the sweet daisy imagery that lies beneath.

My work is at times careful, contrasted with moments of fast machine-stitched frenzy, expressing implicit and explicit intensities, and alternating between innocence and recklessness.