Friday, February 8, 2008
Anatomy of a Kimono (section) 1976. Fabric and acrylic on canvas, 6'8" x 11'11".
A kind of feminist sewn collage made by Miriam Schapiro in which she assembles fabrics, quilts, buttons, sequins, lace trim, and rick-rack to explor hidden metaphors for womanhood, using techniques historically associated with women's crafts (techniques and media not elevatd to the status of fine art). (Gardner)
Miriam Schapiro was born in 1923. She has a history of being an Abstract painter but later formed a feminist art program in California. She became facinated with fabrics and fibers while doing a project involving decoration of a dollhouse.