“When we hear the word ’embroidery’, it often brings to mind the idea of an older, refined past time. We picture beautiful, intricate patterns of flowers and views of rolling hills in the prairie. We might even imagine a Jane Austen character working on her embroidery skills to improve her marriage prospects – as any respectable “lady” should, of course. But East-London born, NY-based artist Zoë Buckman is turning the art form on its hoop. In her latest mixed-media work “NOMI”, Buckman reckons with intensely personal themes of domestic life and spirituality. Playing with the juxtaposition of hard and soft, masculine and feminine, her textile canvas often bears witness to themes of violence and aggression in direct contrast to the feminine space that embroidery occupies. If you’re expecting to see pretty and delicate landscapes here, you’re in for a rude awakening.”
The full article can be read here.