Susan Taber Avila

18" x 16" x 9"
Thread, hand dyed silk organza remnants, stitching on industrial felt

Photo Philip Cohen

The piece speaks of Elizabethan regality. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth in the 16th century a noble woman other than the queen had very little power and her primary purpose was to act as a billboard for her husband's wealth--usually by wearing heavy clothing encrusted with jewels. The queen herself was known for wearing pearls, a symbol of her "virginity."
Elizabeth, rear view
Elizabeth, detail view

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