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GALLERY 2010+

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line one study arlee barr

line one study Nov 2010

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Haystack arlee barr

“Haystack” Sept-Nov,  Collection of Sharon Specht

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Instinct July 2010 detail a arlee barr

Instinct detail c arlee barr

Instinct (Self Portrait)_arlee barr_july 2010

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Hand of the Father arlee barr June 2010

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“the heart is target, quarry, hurt trickling hope in loves hunting eye”

What Is Never Said After

What Is Never Said After detail

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Ghost Writing arlee barr

Ghost Writing,  January 2010  arlee barr

18″x16″, compost dyed cotton with appliqued vintage laces. Hand and machine embroidery, reverse applique, beading, faced holes

a ghost had sat, wherever ghosts sit,
in the dark and fust and silence, and silently
embroidered old letters
words
looked like they had run in the rain ———
and patched and beaded holes, burnt and torn and worn,
she he? pulled laces from old trousseaus and
unstrung beads
unravelled threads with no form left, a whisper of the silk,

a memory of shine still in the twilight

sussuration of bone needle and tiny mouseclick stitch

Ghost Writing:  Collection of Deb Minter

Ghost writing detail arlee barr

Ghost Writing detail

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10 responses to “GALLERY 2010+

  1. Sheila Jonah

    February 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    This is beautiful work! I love the colours and the detailed stitching. Just a feast to look at.

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  2. albedoarlee

    February 22, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Thank you Sheila! They feel wonderful too :}

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  3. marion moise

    March 15, 2010 at 4:51 am

    love ly …. love ly ….. love ly ……………………

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  4. Debi Minter

    April 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    OH MY GOSH! I got this in the mail today and it is SOOOO GORGEOUS! I’m completely delighted to own this piece of art. All the stitching is wonderful and I just can’t stop looking at it! I still can’t believe it’s really mine now.
    HuGGs!
    Debi

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  5. mary helen fernandez stewart

    April 6, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Once again I am inspired by the voice you so visually narrate with these works of texture and line….You have an amazing eye for detail that I so appreciate and I am also a collector of vintage fabrics…often discarded for the more modern in our throw away society. Whenever we employ the handwork of an anonymous woman I feel as if the dialogue is continued. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  6. albedoarlee

    April 7, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Thank you all again. I really appreciate your comments and the time you’ve spent looking.

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  7. mary helen fernandez stewart

    May 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I am creating in a somewhat fashion as you are processing these unique works…You have given me so much to think about as I work my “Whispers and Echoes of Women’s Work” opening on May 28TH. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    I am also working with TAP papers and Lutradur

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    • albedoarlee

      May 6, 2010 at 8:18 am

      Thank you again, Mary Helen!

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  8. Marcia

    April 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I would like to subscribe to this site!

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  9. Jess

    September 11, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Hey. Great work. I would love to know more about Instinct (self portrait) …

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