Diana Weymar is an artist and activist. She grew up in the wilderness of Northern British Columbia, studied creative writing at Princeton University, and worked in film in New York City. She lives in Victoria, B.C.
The Tiny Pricks Project began as a one-off artwork, with Weymar hastily stitching “I am a very stable genius,” on an piece of embroidery made by her grandmother, after Trump issued the bizarre declaration in January 2018. She then decided it would be a worthwhile exercise to continue documenting the president’s more outlandish statements on textiles.
Today Tiny Pricks is a public, international project which invites people to stitch quotes by President Trump onto unique and creative textiles. It is now over 2700 pieces and has grown to include text to counterbalance Trump’s language.