{everyday objects as art}

Look closely at this receipt . . .

Incredibly, it's embroidery on fabric, by Miami-born artist Frances Trombly, and I can very much appreciate the time and patience it must take to complete such amazingly detailed work:

Frances Trombly uses trompe-l’oeil effects in her work to recreate mundane objects, making labor-intensive pieces through weaving, embroidery, cross stitch, and crochet. By recreating what is mass-produced she initiates an authority that is missing from the utilitarian original. Her objects exist in an environment where value lives, where value thrives, the gallery or museum . . .

Receipt (Publix), 2008; Embroidery on fabric; 15 1/4 X 3 1/4 inches

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Blogger diana @ please sir said...

That is so amazing!! GREAT POST!

June 18, 2008  
Blogger diana @ please sir said...

I hope you don't mind - I'm going to recommend this on my blog, and will direct it your way! My head is spinning with delight!

June 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW that is incredible!! :-)

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Wendy said...

I came here through Diana's blog. Very cool indeed!!

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Pravina Studio said...

That is so great. Wow.

June 18, 2008  
Blogger Hooked on Houses said...

Amazing. I can't imagine the amount of detail that goes into work like this! -Julia

June 18, 2008  
Blogger JLC Studio said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I can't even imagine how much time that must have taken! Fabulous post!!!

June 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anupam said...

Thanks for this nice post.

March 25, 2009  

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