The first of The Minimum Wage series was installed on a Sunday morning on March 31st 2013. The cross-stitched piece reads “Wages of Minimum Sin.” To learn more about this project, check out the project page.
The phrase “Wages of Minimum Sin” is a play on a biblical reference yet there is no religious message intended in the work. In the King James version of the Bible the original reference goes: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. The biblical reference simply provided an interesting way of making a statement on minimum wage. With these words and the techniques and medium employed, I hope to create visual appeal and that people will be drawn to look closer and think further.
Originally I intended to make only one piece but while working on the piece and through discussion, I realized that this idea needed to be a series.