Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Project. This is the THIRD time that I have stitched out the red guidelines, and the second time I have actually begun the hair embroidery. I think this one will work:

I am using grey hair gathered from many women. I am still accepting hair. Contact me at kkretz4art (at) aol_dot_com.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

"Portent" exhibition, curated by Twig Murray, opens tomorrow at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA, from 4-6. My silverpoints got a mention in the The Washington Post's selection of weekend activities.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

For a long time, I have been lamenting the fact that my hair embroideries take 3 solid months of work to create a 2 x 3" work. The finished piece is easily passed by or dismissed as a drawing, but when people see a detail of the work blown up, they are often blown away. Today, I picked up my first archival large scale photo of a hair embroidery, face-mounted to plexiglass, and I am VERY happy with the results. It is clean and sexy, I have kept the victorian oval reference, and you can finally see all of the work that has gone into it. (the hammer is for scale)

Thursday, October 03, 2013

"Hag." and "unruly" framed ,  both:   2013, embroidery on human hair, velvet, convex glass, frame, 3 x 3", 14 x 14" framed.

My Vagina Dentata Purse will be included in an academic book entitled "The Cultural Encyclopedia of the Penis", to be published in 2014.

Here are images of the Fiber Optics exhibition, current up in Ft. Lauderdale at 1310 Gallery.
Finally, uploading files to the printer for my first "museum-quality archival photo print, face-mounted to 1/4" plexi, cut to oval as shown, with polished edges, mounted to die-bond with a cleat for hanging". Blowing up the hair embroideries, looking forward to the results, and the possibility that more people will actually be able to see / feel what goes into making those 2 x 3" images that take 3 solid months to make. I feel as though this is the way that they were meant to be seen. The first one will be more like a circle, but the rest will be ovals. Clean and contemporary, but with a Victorian reference. They will be about 30" tall. Excited.