Embroidery · Stitch · Playboy · 2017

«As a starting point, I wanted to be the most decent male artist on the planet. Lately I put more focus on the embroidery and the erotic aspects of my work. When I first started working on this project, I used embroidery as a tool to make nude photos decent. In my recent work, the nude models appear rather decent and the embroidery makes it more erotic and sometimes filthy. I think this development is parallel with my improving skills and growing interest in embroidery. Lately I do believe the borders between embroidery and bondage might also just be a question concerning scale and size. In computer terms, a port generally refers to the female part of connection»

Erlend Helling-Larsen (textilesocietyofamerica)