Artcrush: Grayson Perry

Artcrush

I really love this work by Grayson Perry. He said that this was the first embroidery he ever made…and although I am not a big fan of computer controlled embroidery, I do like the title, the costume and the concept.

Claire as the mother of all battles 1996 Photographic print Grayson Perry

Claire as the mother of all battles 1996 Photographic print
Grayson Perry

“I had this photograph taken of me on the roof of my studio with a Kalashnikov, pretending it was Sarajevo” Grayson Perry

Detail from Mother of all Battles Cotton and rayon, computer controlled embroidery

Detail from Mother of all Battles Cotton and rayon, computer controlled embroidery

“The appeal for me is that embroidery has a precious quality to it, like gold”, he says…and I cannot agree more!

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