The title for this large piece, Luster, comes from a novel. In his book The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen writes, “Life had a kind of velvet luster. You looked at yourself from one perspective and all you saw was weirdness. Move your head a little bit, though, and everything looked reasonably normal.” This line sticks with me. I like to think that each person’s reality can be similar to the luster of velvet. If you are able to shift your viewpoint slightly, everything will look different. And if you can open yourself up to other viewpoints, your world can only expand.
• Original textile artwork by Mary Pow, 2019
• Artwork Size: 16 panels, each panel is 30"x20"
• Overall, this artworks measures: 167" x 61"
• Medium: cut and sewn linen and cotton fabrics, thread
• Mounted on stretched canvas
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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