Birth - Judy Chicago - Jessica Silverman Gallery
Filet crochet by Dolly Kaminski; laminated panels and a needlework sample
Needlework: 94 x 225 inches / 238.8 x 571.5 cm
Birth is a reclining nude, laboring landscape, formidable mother, and cosmic representation of genesis. Comprised of nearly one million stitches that pulsate like pixels, the black tapestry consists of an open-stitch crochet that accentuates the existential play of positive and negative space. Monochromatic compositions are rare in Chicago’s oeuvre, but appropriate to this primordial moment at the beginning of time.