Old Notions

September 9th, 2011
This article appeared on September 9, 2011 in the Alameda Journal. Connie Rux, editor.

Step into the office of Dolores Umbridge, the maleficent interloping Hogwarts headmistress in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” and you’ll find the walls crammed with painted cat plates, tacky to the point of creepiness. And in “Pride and Prejudice,” when a gentleman comes calling the women stifle their boisterous laughter and bawdy gossip and take up their needlework, the very picture of dispassionate homemaking. Ken Davis’ plates are creepy indeed, but certainly not tacky, and passion is definitely not lacking in Hood’s embroidery.


Marin Camille Hood, Pinup, 2011. Embroidery on antique handkerchief.


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Ken Davis, It Takes All Kinds. 1 Shot enamel on window.

Michael Singman-Aste
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