Thursday, February 25, 2010

the muse in stitch...

Wowza!! is all I can conjure up to introduce the amazing embroidery work of Marilyn Pappas. I wonder how she has eluded me for so long. But I am so excited that she will also be in the exhibit Designing Thread at Mt. Ida College,

Marilyn creates extremely detailed large scale embroidered drawings inspired by Greek statues and sculpture.

The hand detail of her work is amazing and I can only imagine the time that must go into each and every piece. I am highly impressed by her skill level and the obvious dedication to her studio practice that is evident in her work.


She has explored conceptual threads such as western concepts of beauty throughout time...


the thread that connects modern and ancient times...


and the dignity of the destroyed.


Marilyn's work is truly beautiful, I especially enjoy when she allows the fabric to hang and pile organically onto the floor- and seeing such a large body of work of such ambitious scale inspires me in my pursuit of my life size sleepers series.


To see more of Marilyn's work check out her website or make a trip to Designing Thread at the end of March. I doubt I will be able to make it to the opening since I will be only 2 weeks from my due date but... I will definitely be trying to make it to the exhibit before it closes to see some of these amazing artists works up close and in person.

5 comments:

rebekka said...

THAT is embroidery?? Wowwwww.......

Joetta M. said...

i know it is crazy impressive right?

alisha mccurdy said...

thank you for sharing, joetta. her work is exquisite!

Penny said...

Stunning. And oh, so time consuming!

Joetta M. said...

i know i would be curious as to how long it takes her to do each piece.