“I began combining thread and drawing materials in 2007…[it] served several purposes; practically it sped up my process while visually a game came into play as one viewed the work to decipher which line was drawn with ink or graphite and which one was sewn. This resulted in a conversation between the materials, defining what constitutes a line as well as the category material put an object in – craft or fine art? For me, using the thread is also symbolic. I love how thread is connected to female and domestic historical narrative. Thread can mend and repair, and hold things together. It can also knot and tangle. Sewing into to canvas or linen heightens my awareness of the cloth I paint on and becomes another way to express my ideas about craft and material.”
The idea for this diptych came from the mathematical symbols < >, less than and greater than.
Audrey Stone was thinking about how styles of painting come in and out of vogue, at one time seeming very beautiful and then in another not so much.
As a parallel theme also thinking about aging, how young women/girls are in a time of life where their beauty is unquestionable and how as women age the perception of an older woman’s beauty becomes something that perhaps once was. And then, all of this is of course subjective.
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About The Artist
Audrey Stone is an artist known for creating ink, paper and thread artwork that explore the relationship between lines angles and colors. Read More