2009, embroidered linen on upholstered chair, 30” x 30” x 38”
The chair was devised after a visit to the famed Mississippi writer Eudora Welty’s home in Jackson, Mississippi, where she lived from 1925 until her death in 2001. In Welty’s work the role of the garden and working in the garden plays a part in how her female characters cope with the outside world. The garden is a place of peace and organized thought. The chair has an embroidered plan of Welty’s actual garden and the remainder of the chair is an expression of the garden in full force.
Photos by Jennifer Hudson and Caleb Crawford