Richard Saja

Richard Saja "Parable"

Regular price $10,000.00 Sale

Parable, 2020

Hand embroidered work using cotton floss over top a found tapestry made of wool and silk. Three monster-like figures have been added through embroidery as "interferences" in what was formerly a jovial scene.

Via the artist:

"This piece is an allegory of the times we are currently living in using a preexisting wool and silk tapestry. In the original version, children push one another over and embrace in close proximity. In my version, personifications of the Coronavirus, bio-mutation, and mold spores collide with each other and disrupt normalcy and future plans as represented by the two figures on the right. The allegory is a rumination on time and our attempts to control it despite Nature's best efforts. Being housebound in self-quarantine seemed like the perfect opportunity to let my needle skills loose on a massive tapestry and sink all the anxiety I was feeling about an uncertain future into a work that addresses those very feelings. The meditative process of needlework has been a great comfort in alleviating many unpleasant thoughts and feelings." 

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Artist: Richard Saja

Size: 4' x 6'8

Age: Contemporary, 2020

Country of Origin: Catskill, NY

Medium: Hand Embroidery

Material: Cotton floss on found wool/silk tapestry

Condition: Excellent