A Bloomsbury Life ... the name is evocative and Lisa Borgnes' blog more so: link here.
Stitching Up The Noughties is at Acme Gallery in Los Angeles, aptly, for the merry month of May.
"Embroidery has long been viewed as a symbol of female powerlessness in a man's world. Traditional samplers, with the pat moral sentiments of meekness and docility, are a woven record of what it was like to be a woman in the 17th and 18th centuries. In my work, I aim to continue that narrative, but through the prism of a 21st century lens. Instead of a subject matter like religion, domesticity and morality, my stitched samplers explore the preoccupations of the last decade (the "Noughties"): things like Botox, plastic surgery, "It" bags and the recession."
The method of her work, shown in the first photo, of needle and thread is classic and precedes this moment of needle beauty. It's a moment of fine, painstaking work alongside questions of beauty and age.
It's so fitting that something very beautiful is questioning beauty.