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Darn it! The US artist stitching together Trump quotes


Textile artist Diana Weymar shows the first piece of her "Tiny Pricks" project.

"Drain the swamp." "Such a nasty woman." "Crooked Hillary." An American artist has found a novel way to record President Donald Trump's most outlandish comments for posterity: through embroidery.

Diana Weymar is inspiring hundreds of women from around the world to channel their feelings toward Trump by sewing quotes of his into old textiles, including doilies, baby bibs and even underwear.

The result is the "Tiny Pricks Project," a 900-strong collection of colorful needlework pieces featuring Trumpisms, many of which are currently on display at an exhibition in New York.

Madness leads to creativity

"This is a creative way of dealing with the madness, which I think is hard to find," Weymar, 50, tells AFP.

"I think a lot about this project as pricking your conscience," she says, explaining the title. "And of course there's a reference to other kinds of pricks, umm other meanings," Weymar adds, laughing.

It's "putting something terrible into something beautiful and using the needle to stab probably helps the anger!" the 45-year-old adds.

Textile artist Diana Weymar points to some of her "Tiny Pricks" project pieces.

2,020 by 2020

The collection contains some of Trump's most oft-used phrases such as "Witch hunt!" and "No collusion."

Some of Trump's high-profile controversial comments about women feature more than once, including "Grab 'em by the pussy" and "You're disgusting," a reference to his alleged response in 2011 when a lawyer left a deposition to pump breast milk.

Weymar, based in Canada, is reluctant to call it an anti-Trump exhibition, describing it as "a record" of what he has said, and would welcome items from supporters of the president.

Weymar wants to collect 2,020 pieces by the 2020 presidential election and hopes they could even influence how people vote.

Agence France-Presse

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