Erin Endicott: Dowry and Wounds

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When I saw Erin Endicott’s garments for the first time from afar, I immediately thought of the violence of war.

She uses antique linen to create the stunning art pieces above. And what looks like wounds and bullet holes are actually walnut ink and embroidery.

Upon moving closer, the work consists of thousands of stitches and taken out of context become hauntingly beautiful experiments in texture and color.

A retrospective of Erin Endicott’s work can be seen at the Pennswood Art Gallery, in Newtown PA, between Philadelphia and Trenton until February 26.

If you are too far away, visit her website here.

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  1. Vicki says:

    These are stunningly moving. Haunting and beautiful. They made me think of WW2 immediately. (I’ve just started reading Audrey Hepburn’s biography… that’s probably why.) You find the most interesting things to share! Thank you for all of it!

  2. Lucy says:

    Incredible. Embroidery seems such an innocent art – at first sight – but like here it contains so much more, can take so many different forms. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Katie says:

    These pieces are enthralling–and yes, definitely haunting. For me, they recall a bit of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. I’m not sure why–perhaps because love and beauty and innocence are so wounded in that tale, yet repaired again in the end?

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