Published on October 19th, 2014 | by Admin

14 Cross-Stitches Of Catcalls One Woman Received In The Street

Elana Adler is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She's created "You Are My Duchess" - a series of embroidered catcalls.

This artist has sewn catcalls she has received into framed pictures.

Elana Adler is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She’s created “You Are My Duchess” – a series of embroidered catcalls.


In her art, the traditionally feminine form of embroidery masks the ugly sentiments within.

Adler told BuzzFeed news: “The project started out as a collection of things people would holler at me. I get cat called all of the time, most women do.

“Once I started getting more interesting ‘calls, I started texting them to myself and thus the collection began.”

“At first I wasn’t sure what to do with them. I started cross-stitching them. I wanted to laboriously and painstakingly give attention to all this phrases that were verbally thrown at me in a moment.”

Adler explains: “You read one sampler. Perhaps you are amused, but as you continue reading and consider the body as an entire collection, the response changes.”

Then, the “filth emerges. It is a beautification of an assault.”

“They reduce the complex emotional experience of being heckled by catcalls to a simple piece of women’s work.”



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