Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Laura Splan

Doilies (SARS)

Doilies (SARS)

Laura Splan. Doilies (SARS), 2004.

Description:
The design of each doily is based on the structure of a different virus. I begin with a digital image of the virus, upon which I base a design in a graphics editor. The design is then imported into computerized embroidery software and the stitches are laid out and manipulated. Finally, the designs are output from a computerized sewing machine.

Medium:
Sculpture

Tags:
pattern, computer, digital, science, embroidery, disease, craft, SARS, doily, ornament, domesticity, heirloom, body, medicine

Images
Purse #1TrousseauWallpaper and Negligee #1Wallpaper (detail)Doilies (SARS)Blood ScarfProzac, Thorazine, Zoloft

Location
New York, NY
USA

Contact
laura@laurasplan.com

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