Smith, Barbara Lee
October 1995
Surface Design Journal;Fall95, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p17
Trade Publication
The article discusses the purpose and use of stitches in several works of women artists. In embroidery titled "Tree of Life," the life of Tilleke Schwartz as an artist and a human being are represented here. In her embroidery, there are quotes from entry forms for art shows and number which refer to her family. Meanwhile, in a recent installation by Carol Ann Carter titled "Living Room," aprons and pouches as well as dolls are brought together. Lucy Lippard notes that a visual metaphor for people not entirely in control of their paths is shown by the wobbly stitched lines, patches and ragged edges of the aprons. In "Tough Broads With a Common Thread," the passion of Marcia Docter for color and form is seen with the actions of characters with powers beyond imagination.


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