Emily I: Beauty

Emily I: Beauty
37"x32.5"x3"
2001
Molded cotton pulp, papyrus, burlap, muslin, canvas, and wood. Hand-painted and stitched using cotton and hemp threads. Reclaimed wood frame.
This piece appeared in the Altering Matters exhibit.

One of a few pieces I've done based on literary figures, Emily was my exploration of a death mask and shroud, and was based on Emily Dickinson's lie and her poem "I died for beauty ...," which is also hand-painted onto the papyrus. The wood frame was built of scraps I salvaged from an old outhouse which I found in the woods near our home.

Emily I: Beauty

Emily I (Detail)

3 Comments

  1. hot shot bald cop
    April 6, 2022

    Why is it I always really feel like you do?

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  2. hot shot bald cop
    April 7, 2022

    Right on my man!

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  3. hi
    April 11, 2022

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!|

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