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Brick 145, 2016




I created a series of embroidered bricks after painting images of bricks for about a year. As I worked on the paintings, I thought about the multitude of things a brick can represent, the connotations of different types of labor, the nuances of industry as an idea, and the different levels of value assigned to objects based on how they are produced. As I considered these themes, I began to create bricks as cross-stitched embroideries which I mounted to thin panels that I had cut to the contour shape of the brick. These embroidered bricks appear to hover when hung on the wall, and they cast a bit of a shadow, hinting at their status as objects as well as images. This brick piece comes with a small cleat hanger adhered to the back of it and a matching cleat hanger that can be installed on your wall and used to hang this artwork.

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9.75 x 4.75 x 0.25 in | 24.76 x 12.06 x 0.63 cm

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