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{everyday objects as art}

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Look closely at this receipt . . .

Incredibly, it’s embroidery on fabric, by Miami-born artist Frances Trombly, and I can very much appreciate the time and patience it must take to complete such amazingly detailed work:

Frances Trombly uses trompe-l’oeil effects in her work to recreate mundane objects, making labor-intensive pieces through weaving, embroidery, cross stitch, and crochet. By recreating what is mass-produced she initiates an authority that is missing from the utilitarian original. Her objects exist in an environment where value lives, where value thrives, the gallery or museum . . .

Receipt (Publix), 2008; Embroidery on fabric; 15 1/4 X 3 1/4 inches