The Way Out is Through (original)
• Original textile artwork by Mary Pow, 2019
• Overall Framed Dimensions: 50" x 38" x 2"
• Medium: cut and sewn linen and cotton fabrics, thread
• Framed in a black-painted wood floating frame.
I got to a stopping point with this piece while I was working on it, so I hung it up in my studio doorway and stepped back. I didn’t know what I thought about it. Well, I thought I did. I thought I didn’t like it. I thought: What is this anyway? I don’t know what I’m doing! But then then sun streamed through it, and I realized that it was two-sided. And I had an ah-ha! moment. I realized that the things I was thinking about – the opposing human desires of predictability and exploration cannot be separated. They are two sides of the same coin.
How to Care for Textile Art
Care for your textile artwork as you would any fine art. Hang and store at normal room temperatures. Avoid direct sunlight and humid conditions. Textile artworks can be cleaned with a lint roller, or carefully vacuum with an upholstery attachment tool.
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