Sampler (We Will Now Discuss). 2001. Hand embroidery on linen. 26.5 x 20 in. (67.3 x 50.8 cm)


We will now discuss the Struggle for Existence.

—Charles Darwin, 1859



Pikul: I don’t like it here. I don’t know what’s going on. We’re
blundering around together in this unformed world, whose
rules and objectives are largely unknown, seemingly
indecipherable, or even possibly nonexistent.
Geller: That sounds like my game all right.
Pikul: That sounds like a game that’s not going to be easy
to market.
Geller: But it’s a game that everybody’s already playing!
Existence, it’s wonderful.

—David Cronenberg, eXistenZ, 1996