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The Ties that Bind

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on March 2, 2017 in prairie skin | 3 Comments

I needed forty feet of cloth-covered cord for the Prairie Skin in order for each side to have two ten-foot cords. I suppose I thought that if one took the trouble to make a wrapping cloth for a human body, it ought not to come unwrapped. So, I needed 40 feet of bias strips of cloth to […]

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Prairie Skin and Alchemy

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on April 24, 2015 in mapping, nebraska, prairie skin, studio | 5 Comments

We must use what we have to invent what we desire. —Adrienne Rich alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation or combination Prairie Skin, a work in progress, is a life-size, reversible, pieced and quilted construction which is large enough to wrap a body. Part of my Mapping Nebraska project, this piece is informed by my travels […]

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