Sampler (As You Like It). 2001. Hand embroidery on linen. 29 1/8 x 18 3/8 in. (74 x 46.7 cm)


As You Like It

Rosalind: The poor world is almost six thousand
years old, and in all this time there was not any man
died in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dash’d out
with a Grecian club, yet he is one of the patterns of
love. Leander, he would have liv’d many a fair year
though Hero had turn’d nun, if it had not been for
a hot midsummer night; he went but forth to wash
him in the Hellespont, and being taken with the
cramp was drown’d; and the foolish chroniclers of
that age found it was—Hero of Sestos. But these
are all lies; men have died from time to time, and
worms have eaten them, but not for love.

— William Shakespeare