The Zoom Meeting – Marian Shapiro
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The Zoom Meeting, 2021
Smalti, marble, mosaic golds, embroidery hoop
12″ x 13″ x 0.8″
This work is part of a new series, A Stitch in Time. In Australia, mosaic is currently predominantly practiced by women and balances on the cusp of craft and art. My work in this series explores this area by focussing on the crafts of knitting and embroidery, often seen as being the traditional domain of women. When I started making this series earlier this year, I was looking back at 2020 and the activities we took up in lockdown; crafts of all sorts including embroidery, knitting, and practical comforting activities such baking and cooking. And of course one of the tropes of lockdown was the interruption of Zoom meetings by our pets. The series was conceived as a look back at 2020. Ironically it was the NSW lockdown in 2021, still current at the time of writing, which gave me the time and space to continue this series.
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