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Diana Weymar's new public art project protests Trump by stitching his quotes into delicate embroidery

Diana Weymar is a textile artist and activist who's garnering a lot of attention for her subversive public art project, called the Tiny Pricks Project.
Textile artist and activist Diana Weymar. (Yvonne Tnt/BFA.com)
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At the beginning of 2018, textile artist and activist Diana Weymar hastily stitched a quote from U.S. President Donald Trump into a piece of her grandmother's abandoned needlework from the 1960s. She posted a picture of the embroidery to Instagram, where it quickly went viral.

In the 18 months since, hundreds of contributors from around the world have joined her in a public art project called the Tiny Pricks ProjectA work-in-progress exhibition is on display now at Lingua Franca in New York.

Weymar joined q guest host Talia Schlanger to talk about the intersection of art, activism and American tradition in 2019.

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