Untitled (embroideries)

embroidery

1990

Untitled (embroideries)

In this artist’s hands, the nostalgic distinctions of private and public lives – f the idea of home as the antithesis of the violent uncertainties of the world- is called into question. These small samplers are devotional exercises that dispute the false security of home
—Patricia C Phillips, Artforum

Eshewing any pretense of professional craft traditions, Bookchin self-consciously takes up domestic role-playing to slow down the usual rapid-fire context of these images from New York to Soweto. Before discarding the paper she creates a true personal “souvenir” to mark and hold on to events in the everyday world
—Maureen Sherlock Arts Magazine