How do artists make art? One answer will be on view in the exhibition of embroidered tapestries created by Ruth Miller.
Primarily portraits, these hand-stitched tapestries are often mistaken for paintings. When her work is seen for the first time, Ruth is often asked, “How do you do that?” Knowing that the process of stitching with thread is inherently simple, Ruth counters by saying, “What I think they really mean is, how do I think them into being.” To shine a light on her artistic process, Ruth is making available several preliminary reference materials and explanatory texts for display along with finished pieces.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website