May 13, 2013 AT 8:33 am

Lauren DiCioccio’s embroidered newspapers

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Lauren DiCioccio’s embroidered newspapers.

As news-gathering departs from paper form and is conveyed instead through the television and internet, the newspaper becomes a nostaligic and old-fashioned object.  I describe the beauty of the ritual experience of newspaper-reading by describing the paper as a tactile and fragile object in the language of craft.  The pieces in this series are entire issues of The New York Times encased in hand-embroidered cotton muslin.  I select a photograph from the paper; usually a strong image suggestive of power, leadership or communication; and embroider the image onto the fabric, applying colors in a painterly way and layering line and thread.  Portions of the image remain as outline and threads tangle and unravel from the fabric.


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