Michelle Kingdom: From conception to creation

Michelle Kingdom creates tiny worlds in thread exploring psychological landscapes, illuminating thoughts left unspoken.

Literary snippets, memories, personal mythologies, and art historical references inform the imagery; fused together, these influences explore relationships, domesticity and self-perception. Beauty parallels melancholy, as conventional stitches acquiesce to the fragile and expressive.

In this article, part of our From conception to creation series, Michelle explores her reasons for creating The Height of Folly.

As a direct response to the political turmoil surrounding her, Michelle explains how she was driven to create the piece. We learn which threads and stitches she prefers and the process employed to create this beautiful and provocative work.