According to artist Molly Evans: “Lionel Richie. Songwriter Extraordinaire. Inspiration Sensation & Lovesong Balladeer. (I double dog dare you to not smile when you listen to that man croon.)”
“During the Summer of 2013, I set out on a mission to entertain my (somewhat grumpy) neighbor with an outdoor embroidery project on their discarded sofa that would make the seemingly unlovable couch more lovable. Weeks had gone by without a single bite; no one wanted that sad brown three-seater.”
“I gave it a voice. More specifically, I gave it Lionel Richie’s lovable voice, and the rest is history.”
A pet furniture project of mollyeeeee.com, born out of a love for the breakups with our furniture to a soundtrack provided by the master love song balladeer himself, Lionel Richie.
According to Huffington Post: Every once in a while we come across a clever art project that makes our hearts sing. In this case, our hearts are belting out the lyrics to Lionel Richie songs and we couldn’t be happier about it.
It’s all because of Molly Evans, a Milwaukee-based artist who has been sewing the words of Richie’s immortal tunes onto abandoned furniture found on her neighborhood’s streets. Turning someone’s trash into the internet’s treasure, Evans’ “Lionel Stitchie” series is inventive, heartwarming and nostalgic – the best bit of guerrilla embroidery we’ve seen in a long time.
“These bulky discards were the remains of university graduates moving on to new chapters, of families starting over with fresh styles, and of people letting go of emotional attachments to tired possessions,” Evans explained to Ignant. “I identified with this process of reestablishment and sought to call attention to this important narrative in progress all around the city.”
Scroll through photos of Evans’ sneaky works shown here and in the related links. Yes, you will be humming the words to “Hello” for the rest of the day. Sorry, we’re not sorry.