In this interview, I speak with artist Shanalee Hampton about many things, including the day she started putting her work out in public and how it made her giddy; the growth her work saw when she stopped making work that people often called “clever” and shifted to making work that focused on love, hope and social justice; and what happened when she stopped calling herself a crafter and started calling herself an artist.
@ragtale, a fellow street artist who makes stitched work and shares it in public
An example of one of the many hoops Shanalee has embroidered with the phrase “We
are all horrible and wonderful and figuring it out.” (Quote by the late Harris Wittels)
Chawne Kimber’s quilt “The One for Eric G”