embroidered linen on upholstery, 2008,
36” x 32” x 30”
Exhibited at the Ole Miss Motel Oxford Mississippi in 2009
This piece is a loveseat that maps Marie Antoinette’s gardens at Le Petit Trianon, her sanctuary away from the rigors of court life. She developed this property in order to illustrate her readings on the philosopher Rousseau's "back to nature" ideals. The embroidered garden plan maps the expanse of her vision and shows how a specific space can generate a set of ideas.
Photos by Jennifer Hudson