spool and thread


Spool from my grandmother's sewing box - thread from my dissertation.

Began with a realistic drawing of a spool of thread, and then went in another direction when I tried to weave some text into this painting:

Text and textile have their origin in the Latin word texere, to weave, and English is full of sayings and metaphors connecting textile work with storytelling and deception: follow the thread of an argument, a fabrication, a tissue of lies, what a tangled web we weave...



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