Nasty Side (Rachel Cusk). 2019. Hand embroidery on linen. 21 x 26 in. (53.3 x 66 cm)


If a man had a nasty side to his
character, she wanted to get to it
immediately and confront it. She
didn’t want it roaming unseen in
the hinterland of the relationship:
she wanted to provoke it, to draw it
forth, lest it strike her when her
back was turned.
              – – Rachel Cusk