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16.6.08

{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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diana @ please sir [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

That is so amazing!! GREAT POST!

diana @ please sir [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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!

mandco [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

WOW that is incredible!! :-)

Wendy [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Pravina Studio [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

That is so great. Wow.

Hooked on Houses [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

JLC Studio [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

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

Anupam [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for this nice post.

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