The Tartarus of Maids. 2016. Hand embroidery on linen. 20.75 x 15.25 in. (52.7 x 38.7 cm)


The Tartarus of Maids

At rows of blank-looking
counters sat rows of blank-looking
girls, with blank, white folders in
their blank hands, all blankly
folding blank paper. So,
through consumptive pallors of
this blank, raggy life, go these
white girls to death.

           —Herman Melville, 1855