This is hands-down one of the most evocative pieces I've created. As I laid down the single strand satin stitch and hundreds of french knots, I thought a lot about the vulnerability of women and patriarchy. I worried about my college-aged nieces and remembered my own good and bad dating experiences. When it went on display at Sideshow Gallery in Chicago, I heard the stories and memories it evoked for others. About death and drugs. About encounters with evil. About relationships and the search for love.
This is a true statement piece: art that catches the eye and evokes memories and emotions in the viewer. It is also a true one-of-a-kind. Once it's gone, there will never be another.
Adapted from an Ex Libris bookplate for Norbert L. Lederer, ca. 1900. Single strand embroidery on cream cotton in a gallery-quality frame with double mat.
The frame measures 16.5 x 19.5 inches. The art measures 8 x 10 inches.