Loose Threads and Sewing Patterns

In these works, my use of the historically feminine art of stitching is both a tribute to my childhood world, and a critique of the limitations, boundaries, and expectations that come with being female. Ironically, out of the dictated parameters emerged women with a wellspring of fortitude -- clever girls who create beauty and order out of life's imperfect edges, uneven seams, and loose threads.

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