the most amazing exhibition at the Minnesota Textile Center. "Woman Troubles" are a series of embroidered images on dyed silk that are unbelievably lovely. And they are images of used maxi pads...worn, bloody, squished maxi pads. Jess machine embroiders patterns of rich color, soft texture and wonderfully individual images that made me rethink what I see as beauty in relation to my own body. Unfortunately, she does not yet have these images on her website, so I am including some from a different body of work titled "Look and Learn, Little Girl" that are just as beautiful.