I love art that makes you think. I saw these embroideries on Kate's article on MFN the other day and then spent about half an hour looking at Lauren Steeper's embroideries and figuring out how she did it.
Even before I knew there was a method to the cross stitched, colourful words, they were my favourite out of the MMU Embroidery degree show. Now I know how the words were chosen, I love them even more.
Lauren was inspired by Dada, an artistic movement which began in Zurich who created 'anti-art', and the thought of creating a truly random piece of art. Lauren then cut all of the words out of a dictionary (150,000 of them if you were wondering), put them in a jar which you can see above and then followed the instructions in the drawing above. All terribly complicated but I love that something so simple can have such a complex birth.