i was updating my website this week and i added a few pieces that i wrote and photographed (with my sister) for selvedge magazine...one of them was about the artist mariska karasz, and i thought i would share her work today. i was introduced to her work through the scholar ashley callahan, a former curator at the georgia museum of art here in athens. ashley wrote a book about mariska's life and work in conjunction with an exhibit at the museum a few years ago. mariska's work is so inspiring- her stitches, her colors...but, what i especially love is that she took so much inspiration from her daughters...she made things just for them, like the alphabet embroidery excerpted below (which i adore) and, through sewing with her daughters, she eventually penned her "see & sew" book. one thing we talk about alot here at beauty everyday is the fact that we are all three mothers and how that influences/confluences with our creative lives...it is a long topic that will never end...you may read more about mariska here.
photograph by rinne allen