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June 24, 2005 9:49 AM   Subscribe

Portrait of a Textile Worker makes one person among millions of unseen workers visible. Her image was constructed with thirty thousand clothing labels stitched together over two years.
posted by heatherann (7 comments total)

 
Wow, that is great.
Is there a way to see it even closer?
I want to see how it was put together.
posted by Corpus Callosum at 10:03 AM on June 24, 2005


This is a really cool project and is definitely a labor of love but they would have been served alot better by allowing deeper zooming on the image to actually see the labels.

The close up is still not close enough tell what the picture is made of.
posted by fenriq at 10:07 AM on June 24, 2005


I know...fascinating, but frustrating because you want to see more detail. I found this and better yet, this, but still, would love a real close up. Thanks for the post, heatherann.
posted by iconomy at 10:08 AM on June 24, 2005


See this and this too.
posted by iconomy at 10:12 AM on June 24, 2005


I'll never wear clothes again!

Also, the craft of this is impressive.
posted by billysumday at 10:22 AM on June 24, 2005


Extraordinary. Thank you, heatherann (and you too, iconomy).
posted by dlugoczaj at 11:32 AM on June 24, 2005


This is amazing, but I still find the image somewhat anonymous. I wonder what it would have done to te power of the piece if the image was of a named textile worker, who was looking straight out at the viewer.
posted by jb at 9:33 PM on June 24, 2005


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