the sign language symbol for touch is stitched in a black outline on a sea green cloth with circles of pink and white textures stitched underneath

Embroidery and beading on dye-monoprinted cotton, about 18x24 inches, 2020

This is part of a series of pieces exploring hands, senses, and the brain. This particular piece was inspired by a friend's comment at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, saying "I think we will have a crisis of texture". The disease made us afraid to touch objects or other people while we were still unaware of its transmissability. The image shows the ASL sign for "touch" and has a series of stitched textures in a variety of embroidery stitches and beads to emphasize the tactile experience.