Alumnus Mark Newport talks about his embroidery and textile art in an interview with Mr X Stitch, a blog dedicated to contemporary embroidery and needlecraft.
Alumnus Mark Newport talks about his embroidery and textile art in an interview with Mr X Stitch, a blog dedicated to contemporary embroidery and needlecraft.
September 28

Alumnus Mark Newport Featured on Mr X Stitch Embroidery Blog

September 28, 2012Mr X Stitch—a blog dedicated to contemporary embroidery and needlecraft—recently featured an interview with SAIC alumnus Mark Newport (MFA 1991).  Newport often merges embroidery and two-dimensional media, juxtaposing material and image to expose their deeper historical and societal implications. “I use embroidery as a reference to traditional gender roles where many people think of embroidery and other textile work as something women do,” he explains.  “So when I use it on a comic book image of a superhero it makes for a contradiction and raises questions about why we believe certain things are masculine or feminine.” Newport’s interview, published September 23, is part of eMbroidery, a series of interviews illuminating male contributions to embroidery and textile media.