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Needlepoint and President Kennedy?

Richard Bassett, artist, has a new series of needlepoint pillows based on photographs from that terrible day, November 22nd, 1963, when President Kennedy was assassinated.  Needlepoint scenes of images taken in Dallas, some well known images. His artist statement on these pieces explains their significance.

In our climate of visual inundation, these images, which once shocked and grieved a nation, now feel all too familiar and commonplace. Is this a consequence of time or has the daily onslaught of visual violence dulled our senses to a such a degree that it’s difficult to see them for what they are? And, can the shock of seeing these images on pillows momentarily snap us back to their reality?

What are your thoughts?

LIZ  – (February 19, 2017 at 9:31 AM)  

These are very interesting, but I'd really like to know the artist's reasoning for using needlepoint.

Orna Willis  – (February 20, 2017 at 9:45 AM)  

Take a look at his artist statement at the top of the blog entry.

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