nostalgia in laceWednesday, March 11, 2009 11:07
When I first discovered artist Dorie Millerson’s needlepoint lace work…my heart swooned.
Not only is her work technically beautiful and structurally amazing… but the emotional pull of the nostalgic imagery is powerful a one on your heart strings.
Dorie’s studio practice uses stitched and constructed works to discuss the “potential for interlacement” within the human experience. Her work is specifically interested in themes of attachment and memory.
I personally love the simplicity of the stories in her attachments series. The way in which the works are installed complement the theme of memory. Dorie suspends the small piece of lace work, which allows her to powerfully light it. Therefore, creating a double of the image, one being the actual work, the other being the shadow. This doubling is much like memory where the lines of reality and fiction blur into the unique moment of remembering.
Dorie’s work is truly inspiring in both its exceptional technique and subtle story. I would be delighted to have it added to my collection.