The "Mementos" of Donna Sharrett

Martin, Lois
April 2001
Surface Design Journal;Spring2001, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p16
Trade Publication
The article presents the mementos of artist Donna Sharrett. Sharrett is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her works are radiant wheels of needle-lace worked in synthetic blonde hair inset with dried rose petals. She developed her work in response to personal tragedy. Sharrett's techniques are the buttonhole stitch and the French knot, techniques learned from her mother and maternal grandmother. There is an extravagance of stitches in these pieces, recording the repetitive outpouring of hundreds of identical gestures.


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