Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Assassination

Orna Willis found photographs of an exhibit by Richard Bassett that uses photographs from the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as the basis for needlepoint.  
http://ornadesign.blogspot.com/2017/02/needlepoint-and-president-kennedy.html

Orna has some interesting questions as to the significance of photos so ubiquitous that we recognize them immediately and whether turning them into needlepoint makes them fresh again.  Or perhaps he is stitching through his grief all these years later?
http://www.richardbassettart.com/images_dallas_a.html

Many needlepointers use needlepoint to make traumas more bearable, after all.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
Blogging at http://chillyhollownp.blogspot.com
and at http://chstitchguides.blogspot.com
© Copyright February 16, 2017 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

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