Stitched by Georgie Meadows. Part of twenty textile artworks which explore personal experiences of ageing and dementia. Meadows creates delicate pieces whose tangled threads are both a metaphor for the scrambling of neural connections during degenerative illness and a tender and tactile form of portraiture. Meadows’ concern with the primacy of visual communication in the act of caring, when logic and speech are often elusive, gives the portraits a meditative empathy.
California-based artist Lauren DiCioccio hand-embroiders her pieces based off of imagery seen in old issues of The New York Times. From Gerald Ford's Funeral to Lady Gaga on the cover of The Arts section, DiCicoccio focuses her attention on the tangible beauty of printed news and media.