Marilyn Artus

Vote for Her
Mixed Media with Hand and Machine Embroidery
24 x 36 x 2 in
In this artwork, Marilyn Artus employs the American flag and all its preexisting meanings as a vehicle for exploration of the feminine. Artus utilizes unexpected materials to create this piece such as vintage slides, matchbook covers, old photos, tickets, playing cards, etc. There are cleared checks in some of the pieces that were house payments made by my In-Laws on their American dream. The measuring tape and the repeated use of numbers represents how women are constantly being measured in a unique way from men. Each material is machine sewn onto vinyl. Yes, the fabric store, by the yard, cover your 1950's couch to protect it from the guests, vinyl. She then hand sews the stripes and covers the piece in up to 3 layers of quality resin for a high gloss finish.

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