Sampler (Conundrum). 2001. Hand embroidery on linen. 23.5 x 13.5 in. (59.7 x 34.3 cm)


The Conundrum of the Workshops

When the flush of a newborn sun fell first           
    on Eden’s green and gold
Our father Adam sat under the Tree and            
    scratched with a stick in the mold;
And the first rude sketch that the world  
    had seen was joy to his mighty heart,
Till the Devil whispered behind the leaves:
    It’s pretty, but is it Art?”

— Rudyard Kipling