China Marks explores the tangled nature of social relationships and human imperfections through a singular irreverent visual iconography. Describing her work as “process-directed, constructed fabric drawings,” Marks draws with thread. Using commercially available printed fabric, an industrial zigzag sewing machine, a computerized embroidery machine, and a collagist strategy, Marks creates complex narratives that “reflect the world we live in all its glory, horror, and absurdity…”
Image credit: China Marks, The Morning After, 2014. Fabric, lace, thread, screen ink, buttons, fusible adhesive, 33.5 x 33 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
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