My original, but based on a photo, needlepoint of American GOAT gymnast, Simone Biles
I based this needlepoint piece on a photo of Lawrence Brownlee singing in Prague. It kind of took on a life of its own.
Virigina Madsen. This is based on a photograph of her. Her hair, hands, and dress were (painstaking) cut out of copper foil and soldered.
Daniel Benzali, my favorite tough guy. This is based on photographs of him. I didn't know at the time that he had a Chinese rendition of his name. So, I spelled it the best I could in characters. It turns out it is actually spelled 丹尼尔・本泽利. Oh well, it's too late to go back and fix it.
Jesseye Norman, American Diva, RIP. This is based on a photo of her. She is also my Queen of Sheba.
The Woman in Flames. This is based on a photo of Nicole Kidman as the Chanel model.
Water Woman in Flames!
Mika Tan Boobs
Mika Tan Booty
Mika Tan needlepoint. These three works are based on photos of her.
Adult film star Marco Banderas in stained glass
Adult film star Brandy Talore in stained glass
The novella opens with her father's funeral and her awareness, as a child, of the seriousness of the situation.
Things go from bad to worse and she descends into prostitution in order to survive, and support her mother.
After she's arrested it's revealed that she's been recounting her dire life story from the jail cell the whole time.