Monday, March 24, 2014
The Next Thing. . . At Last.
I finished the last Ulysses Glove on June 16, 2012. It has taken me nearly two years to decide what to do for my next long term project. I had a few ideas, but when I thought them through, they dissolved. I was frustrated.
All through the process of thinking thinking, as Pooh would say, I kept drawing and stitching. I have come to love doing small embroideries of mostly words. There is something liberating about stitching a word on cloth, rather than writing it. It's almost childlike...learning to write in a new medium.
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About : Ulysses
and The Gloves
This project addresses the crosscurrents
between my need to make visual art and my awareness that
my world view is shaped by reading (the instigator of empathy)
and writing (a source of self-discovery). It has become
increasingly critical for me to use words in my work in
a meaningful and beautifully visual way.
In this new piece I engaged not my own words
but those of modernist master, James Joyce. Words once considered
dirty; filthy; no better than household scum. 265,000 words
so unclean that they were prosecuted for obscenity in the
United States, and for 12 years after their first appearance
in print, considered unfit for publication in the United
Kingdom. I’m referring, of course, to the text of Joyce’s
groundbreaking novel, Ulysses. [more]
project, Jessica Rosner
transcribes the entire text of Ulysses onto workaday
yellow rubber gloves.