TITLE

In This Pure Land

AUTHOR(S)
Fricke, Michele
PUB. DATE
April 2001
SOURCE
Surface Design Journal;Spring2001, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
31807051

 

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