Sculpture Gardens (2018)
The “Sculpture Gardens” series of punch needle embroidery pieces arose from a desire to create a body of work that referenced elements of the artist's educational background in Humanities and Art History. Rendered in a style influenced by contemporary illustration, the series references classical Greek and Roman sculptures of mythological and historical women, such as the Three Graces or Dido of Carthage, and examines the changing notions of feminine beauty and ideals over time.
This is an ongoing series.
The Three Graces, 2018, punch needle rug hooking on monk’s cloth. 26” x 21” [photographed by Shoebox Studio]
Dido, 2018, punch needle rug hooking on monk’s cloth. 16” x 16” [photographed by Shoebox Studio]