I had hoped to have these done for the exhibition "Spring Gear," but I wasn't even close when it came time to ship the work. I am holding onto them for my summer short exhibition at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.
She has different sized sewing needles embedded in the paper clay of her belly. Each of the needles has a portion of thread that hangs beneath her legs.
She has three dowel portions embedded in her belly to hold the bobbins and thread spools. When I was a little girl, my mom sewed everything from my day dresses to horse blankets. Next to her machine she had this wooden thread organizer; it was large and square with rows of two inch posts, and it was filled entirely with spools. I loved it. Loved all the color and pattern and possibility. This is for her.