the russia project
The Russia Project
Hand pieced and embroidered linen
60" x 132"
With Russia frequently in the news and with articles full of opinions, I wanted to understand the real story behind Russia’s influence in world politics. In order to do this, I felt the need to look at the recent history of Russia and try to understand Putin’s rise and what drives the country today as a global force. In reference to the 100-year anniversary in 2017 of the Russian Revolution, I look back at the preceding five decades. What seemed like a march toward democracy in the 1980’s, Russia took a different turn. This project hopes to identify connections between Russia’s economy, culture, politics and war to help us understand the entire story.
Follow the evolution of the series on Instagram and find links to my research here.