Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Miriam Schaer

No Ornament So Precious as the Labor of their Hands (detail)

No Ornament So Precious as the Labor of their Hands (detail)

Miriam Schaer. No Ornament So Precious as the Labor of their Hands (detail), 2002–2005.

Description:
No Ornament as Precious as their Hands is the altar piece of the Chapel of Uncommon Prayers. Created from gloves I found while walking the streets of New York, as well as gloves sent to me by friends and acquaintances, each was sewn together, as if one page in an enormous book of lost souls creates the twenty foot chain reaching up from the floor to the ceiling. Painting them gold elevates even the humblest and most tattered glove and makes them part of a whole. The three chairs, also painted gold, are for visitors to sit and take a minute to themselves while viewing the exhibition.

Medium:
Book

Tags:
gloves, found objects, gold, spiritual

Images
Ancient ArmorBaby (Not) on Board: The Last Prejudice? The Abandoned BouquetChapel of Uncommon PrayersNo Ornament So Precious as the Labor of their Hands (detail)Solitary Confinements: A Family PortraitSolitary Confinements: A Family Portrait (detail: Mother, Brother

Location
Brooklyn, NY
USA

Contact
mschaer@earthlink.net

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