Alicia Ross works with photographic imagery and than pushes and pulls the image within the boundaries of cross stitch patterns. I love the way her work plays with the medium that she has chosen.
The images plays with the idea of what she calls the domestic female versus the idealized sexual woman of desire. In her work Ross plays with the boundary of these two roles by intertwining fine art with pornographic image to distort our ideas of the role.
I looked at these images due to my interest in work with embroidery. The techniques she uses when working within cross stitch really work, and it is a great example of what the medium can do.