Leisure Suit #1, 2004

embroidery floss on polyester double knit,
31”x 48”

In the 60’s and 70’s pundits pondered how people would while away the hours provided by automation. Leisure suits, a 70’s phenomenon, ostensibly were intended as the preferred fashion for filling volumes of empty hours. These embroideries explore aspects of our contemporary relationship to time; the increasingly abstract nature of time revealed by physicists, the beneficial origins of stress, and how we live our lives. The work questions how the yawning gap between our perception of time and scientific fact may affect the way we spend our days.