This work is inspired by the ongoing Jersey Isolation Hug.
The participants’ names were embroidered as a gesture of gratitude for their support of the project. Despite the effort to produce a uniform result, the letters jump change shape and direction. Presenting the reverse of the embroidered cloth turns the possibility of reading and translation into a guessing game. However, the fact remains that the names are there. The large scale of the photograph brings into focus the scrupulous nature of the time-consuming process of embroidery, revealing a mark-making signature code that does not submit to the graphology rules.