Black Page 55

Description of work

'Using satin, polyester thread, fablon because of the funereal qualities of black satin and the facility to create a 'flatline' by removing threads from the fabric. This makes a fault or pull that would normally render the fabric unusable, like a ladder in a stocking or a pair of breeches. Behind the fabric is a glossy black rectangle or even deeper blackness. Materials were purchased in North Yorkshire and New York City. The piece was made in Harrisburg and Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in August 2009.'