Friday, December 04, 2009

I touch you

I notice the back of the embroidery. The reverse side of bokhara couching and stem stitch make an interesting, visceral drawing in thread. More like an animal’s pelt than a woman’s dress. This 'inside' seems vulnerable yet powerful and I want the viewer to think about the dualism of the dress and what it covers.
The outer shell / the inner rawness
Cool and logical / hot and emotional
The inside of the hand seen on the reverse of the piece is thinner – the fingers like sharp blades. That hand reaches for the dress – it cuts thorugh the red banner/carpet. It is surrounded by the white and pale yellow threads that swirl and bend like a landscape of grass, a lake of white water.
“Touch me” it says
“I touch you” it says.

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