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Winter in China

18x20 inches (h x w x d)
sewn drawing

"Why do you call your creations "sewn drawings"?

Because the industrial zig-zag sewing machine I draw with has only one stitch, a mechanized version of an artist's scribble, which can scumble or lay in solid color or thin into a line; because I have drawn all my life in a great variety of media, and now that I'm drawing with a sewing machine, there's no reason to call it anything else; and because drawing/sewing is the primary transformative agent that over days and weeks turns scraps of patterned fabric into works of art."
-- China Marks, artist's website

Winter in China
Source: Slide