Bronwyn Elkuss

"Angry Lake"; Hand-stitched embroidery, applique, quilting; 14 x 18 inches

“Angry Lake”; Hand-stitched embroidery, applique, quilting; 14 x 18 inches

"Bury My Demons"; Hand-stitched embroidery, applique, quilting; 17 x 19 inches

“Bury My Demons”; Hand-stitched embroidery, applique, quilting; 17 x 19 inches

"Menacing Clouds"; Hand-stitched embroidery, applique, quilting; 17 x 23 inches"

“Menacing Clouds”; Hand-stitched embroidery, applique, quilting; 17 x 23 inches”

Hand stitched embroidery is rarely associated with anger. Yet history and mythology are filled with the power of anger expressed through stitchery. Demons represent anger in my stitched art. Sometimes my imagery is a warning or a call to action. Other compositions suppress a paralyzing anger. I believe that anger can generate awareness and advocacy and that art can subliminally affect our sensibility. I hope my fiber art reflects that philosophy.