Sunday, August 05, 2007

A Stitch in Time

Chirugi, a Greek word that translates to 'suture' also meaning 'hand-work' is a series of art work created by Lindsay Obermeyer who says

"The voice speaking in my work is female. The embroiderer has practiced the traditional stitches of darning, but educates herself in the craft of surgery. She studies medical manuals. She records the patterns she sees under the microscope. She has no patience for sentimental hearts and flowers, but finds beauty in the body's interior landscape."

Leucocyte 2 2004, bead embroidery, 18" diameter

1 comment:

admin said...

this is a great coincidence for me as my site is 'the camera suture' and suture, in film theory, is fascinating. never knew about chirugi....