Selfies and Homemade Erotica Inspire Erin M. Riley’s Woven Tapestries

These tapestries by Erin M. Riley are inspired by the internet culture of sharing erotic “selfies” and webcam images. I find these fiber art works fascinating because they make this softcore pornography even softer and more human, through her surprising choice of medium.

Riley says that while she realizes some people may find her images shocking or misogynistic, these are not her intents. She wishes to portray these moments of nudity and sexuality as normal and something that should not be criticized. She has even created some self portraits in this way.

The artist is attracted to the traditional tools and skills of weaving, and she makes her tapestries from hand-dyed yarn. She lives in Brookyn, New York.

Nudes 7 - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Nudes 7

 

Tits - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Tits

 

Undressing 2 - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Undressing 2

 

View From Above - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

View From Above

 

Crush - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Crush

 

Taste the Rockies - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Taste the Rockies

 

Spit Up - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Spit Up

 

Fun - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Fun

 

Nudes 14 - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Nudes 14

 

Purple Panties - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Purple Panties

 

My Boyfriend's Band is on Tour - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

My Boyfriend’s Band is on Tour

 

Cut Offs - Tapestry by Erin M. Riley

Cut Offs

 

Alter Street: Erin M. Riley from osbx films on Vimeo.

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Tom is a writer, artist, and multi-media guru from Pennsylvania, U.S. He holds a Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication, but he has also taken several university-level courses in fine arts, art appreciation, graphic design, printmaking, and Asian art. He has been blogging for Monde Mosaic since February 2014.

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