Soothing Stitches

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Title

Soothing Stitches

Subject

LibArt 2022

Description

This piece is part of a series I completed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic examining how my close friends find calm in chaos. Each piece explores an activity that serves as a form of stress relief and self-expression. In my neighbor Peggy's case, that activity is cross-stitching. Throughout my investigation, I experimented with materials that added a personal connection between the subject and the artwork, so I painted this piece on some of Peggy's leftover Aida fabric and added real cross-stitch detailing. I also incorporated subtle cool tones in Peggy's hair, glasses and clothing to communicate the sense of calm that cross-stitch brings her.

Creator

Allyson Scribner

Date

2022

Rights

Held by creator

Format

Acrylic paing and embroidery floss on Aida Fabric

Collection

Citation

Allyson Scribner, “Soothing Stitches,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed April 18, 2024, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8748.