7 bees

A series of two cross-stitched tablecloths put to use during the Christmas holidays of 2017.

The first one was made by my grandmother in the eighties and repurposed by me with 7 bees, based on a pattern found in a French magazine I inherited from her. I highlight the coexistence of domestic care and domestic violence in the same space with the metaphor of the bee: the ability to produce a delicacy while simultaneously creating a poison.

150x200 cm

Detail of one of the bees embroidered on the fabric. Christmas food photography. Christmas food photography.
Here you can buy the typical Christimas sweets from Antequera, my family's town: mantecaos de canela.