Sampler (The Lady of Shalott). 1999. Hand embroidery on linen. 11 x 38 1/4 in. (27.9 x 97.2 cm)


The Lady of Shalott

Lying, robed in snowy white
That loosely flew to left and right—
The leaves upon her falling light—
Thro’ the noises of the night
She floated down to Camelot.

—Alfred, Lord Tennyson

John Everett Millais                         O pale Ophelia, beautiful as snow                         Arthur Rimbaud

The Critic

O Lord, sir, when a heroine goes mad she always goes into white satin.

—Richard Brinsley Sheridan