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Threading Stories
On view through March 24, 2024
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
New Bedford, Massachusetts

A solo exhibition of embroidered paintings by David Poyant. A cobbler by trade with a background in shoe repair and handcrafted orthotics, Poyant worked in the trade for 25 years. Remembering his mother sitting in her chair knitting, cross stitching, and embroidering with no formal training, Poyant picked up needles and started sewing.

Each thread-paint embroidery is hand stitched on artist canvas using both 1 and 2 strands of embroidery thread and can take up to 60 hours to complete.

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[Image: David Poyant, Tree of Life, 2021. Thread on canvas.]