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sewn fabric draped and tacked over top
Square Still Life with Mended Seam
acrylic, collage, fabric and thread, tacks, and pencil on wood
16" square

The painting underneath is "It was a Japanese Wind." I decided that it wasn't strong enough, and began to paint an overlay of an object I had found on Watch Hill beach, together with a dream I'd had about mended seams. I sewed bits of found and purchased fabrics together to show the sewn lines... because, as Yeats wrote, "Nothing can be sole or whole/That has not been rent." Then, months later, I felt the painting still did not work. I have painted it out completely and it is now "Stereoptical Study II."