Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stitched Deaths: Steven Stayner

(d. Sept. 17, 1989)





















Left behind at the Hathaway Center, Providence, RI

Quote is from the film, Magnolia:
"It's dangerous to confuse children with angels."
 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stitched Deaths: Mary The Elephant

(d. Sept. 13, 1916)




















Mary was hanged from a crane in front of 2,500 people (some children) in Erwin, Tennessee.

Pillow was hung from the railing on the steps of the Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI.

Quote:  
" For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men." - passage from Moby Dick.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stitched Deaths: Christy Brown

(d. Sept. 7, 1981)















Left behind at (or rather, gifted to) Ada Books, Providence, RI

Quote is from the film, My Left Foot.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stitched Deaths: American Originals

Elvis Presley (d. Aug. 16, 1977)
Babe Ruth (d. Aug. 16, 1948)
Robert Johnson (d. Aug. 16, 1938)


















Presley quote is from an interview. Placed on the midway at Rocky Point, RI

Ruth quote is from his Yankee teammate, Joe Dugan. Placed outside McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI

Johnson quote is from "Me and the Devil Blues." Placed at Bishop Hill Tavern, Johnston, RI


---Triple Threat Saturday---

Monday, July 28, 2014

Stitched Portraits: Lily Tomlin

(b. Sept. 1, 1939)

Who doesn't love her?! Not me.

As for this portrait - I'm sharing it now because it is one of my favorites and it'll be featured in a large group show happening at the training school near the ACI. Here is a link for more info.

Lily (as Edith Ann):

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stitched Deaths: Jason Damron

(d. July 16, 2011)















Left behind at the Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park in Providence, RI

Quote is from the lead track of Danny and the Nightmares' self-titled debut.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Stitched Deaths: Anneliese Michel

(d. July 1, 1976)






















Placed in the arms of St. Michael, the Archangel
Outside St. Michael's Church, Esmond, RI

Quote: "I want to suffer for other people, but this is so cruel. People think it's all over after death. It goes on." - Anneliese Michel, diary/exorcism transcript