Monday, October 12, 2009

Cécile Jarsaillon

Some of my favorite works at the exhibition in Lille were by Cécile Jarsaillon. She is best known for her paintings (and for her involvement in the rock group Les Supremes Dindes). But, her foray into embroidery is really unique: she does open satin stitching over photos which lends an eerie quality where the simplicity of the lines in thread are underscored by the gradations of color from the photo. The link below is to several works taken from a safety manual (click on the thumbnails once there for large details). Warning: several images are graphic.