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Buttons (Square 062, Sidney Draw)

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on February 28, 2017 in studio, uncategorized | No Comments

A journey of a thousand buttons begins with a single button . . . but it’s still 320 buttons. (Eight terrain squares x 40 buttons per square [20 front; 20 back] = 320 buttons). I have all the tools. “Cheater” needles (self-threading) and Thread Heaven thread lubricant and “finger cots” and a thimble and locking-pliers […]

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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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Mapping Nebraska

Posted by Elizabeth Ingraham on March 26, 2015 in mapping, nebraska, studio | 2 Comments

The traveler who has lost his way doesn’t want to know where he is. What he wants to know is “where are the others?”
— Alfred North Whitehead I’m mapping Nebraska: making a stitched, drawn and digitally imaged cartography of the state where I live. Locating myself. And the viewer. Trying to understand the place where […]

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