In This Pure Land

Fricke, Michele
April 2001
Surface Design Journal;Spring2001, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p26
Trade Publication
The article presents the works of artist Missy Stevens. Stevens describes her loop pile embroidery as thread paintings, the densely worked surfaces of which are literally covered with thousands upon thousands of stitches. A strong connection with the spirits of nature is the source of her work. Indeed she practices shamanism, which she feels gives her an access to nature which is very vivid, alive and joyous. Color plays a large and intense role in her work. Moreover, her work springs from a life-long love of fabric.


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