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Panel is from a baby's gown. Floral border patterns and large stylized flower spray as main embroidered decoration. Needle lace fillings.
Ercu lace insertion in a pattern of a series of squares with chamfered corners
Ecru-coloured lace, needlerun with picots sewn on afterwards
Fishu is constructed in a three-tiered flounce. The embroidery is white work in floral garland design. Some cut-work and drawn thread work, with minor application of needle lace fillings.
Honiton Lace sample
Lozenge-shaped piece of ecru net, with appliquéd lace forming a corresponding grid pattern. There is a ribbon knot at each individual centre
Handkerchief has a border of Valenciennes bobbin lace. Lawn centre with narrow border of embroidered white work in flowers and leaf design and with a larger flower spray at each corner. The lace is joined to the lawn square by a border of pulled thread work, in fine rows. Two rows of scalloped edging lace form the outermost border. The corners of the lace borders are sewn.
Ecru-coloured lace with scalloped edging lace in an open circle motif. Floral spray at either end, and random ribbon knots in lace appliqué.
Ecru-coloured, machine made lace
Ecru-coloured machine made lace of very fine quality. Floral and garland pattern with shaped flowerhead border.
Ecru-coloured collar embroidered in white work. Floral design with reserves of different patterns in needlelace.
Lawn collar embroidered in floral patterened white work, incorporating clusters of shamrock-like flowers. Collar is edged with Buckinghamshire bobbin lace. Needlework fillings.
Border patterns of flower sprigs, edging flower and picots. All over two-row pattern of small flowerheads.
The lace, net and sticks of the fan are black. The sticks are of painted black wood - imitation lacquer or japanning. The fan is single sided or a l’anglaise (of the English style), meaning that the lace is directly glued on to the ribs (the ends of the sticks). There is no backing, leaving the ribs exposed at the rear. The textile leaves are composed of three horizontal bands. The narrow top and bottom bands are floral (likely Chantilly lace), and the main central band of net is patterned with peacock eyes. The bands of, or derivative of, Chantilly lace appear to be machine woven.
This cream fan’s main medium is paper which has lace applied over cut-paper work outlined with silver paint. The lacy design so added is a mixture of butterfly and floral imagery. The ivory colour of the paper ground, sticks and lace complement the silver details creting a luxurious appearance. Each stick has been painted (in cream or faded silver) with delicate floral designs, as has the front and back of the fan’s guards. Possibly Spanish, with Asian influence (per Helen Delacretaz, Curatorial Intern)
Banquet de Platon
Nude, sleeping, man with a pan flute in his hand. A woman, wearing a transparent garment, is watching over him.
Security Blanket: B-2 Stealth Bomber
Grid composed of nine stars in the blues of military uniforms set against a twilight blue background like the sky
Red Dress, Black Dress and Blue Dress comprise the installation/performance work Connecting at an Unknown Rate. Dress with matching bolero jacket and hat constructed of mostly red shoulder pads with some in orange, beige, pink and purple. The jacket has red ribbon closures.
Red Dress, Black Dress and Blue Dress comprise the installation/performance work Connecting at an Unknown Rate.Dress with detachable collar and matching hat. The dress and hat are constructed of mostly black shoulder pads with some in light and navy blue. The collar is constructed of undyed shoulder pads.
Red Dress, Black Dress and Blue Dress comprise the installation/performance work Connecting at an Unknown Rate.Dress with detachable shawl and matching hat constructed from blue shoulder pads with some in lime green and purple. The dress is decorated with metal rings. Attached to either side of the hat are three strands of metal and glass beads. Stitched along the edge of the back of the hat are 19 silver buttons.
Six rows of faces, thirty faces in total. Faces are grey, red, black, green and orange.