Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne. Embroidery (Stefan Zweig) in Rubber Frame on Rubber Easel. 2016. Hand embroidery on linen, platinum silicone rubber, and silicone rubber on wooden easel. Frame 23.5 x 19.5 x 5 in. (59.7 x 49.5 x 12.7 cm), easel 68 x 28 x 24 in. (172.7 x 71.1 x 61 cm).


I cannot tell you how eerie it was to look
at these hundred or two hundred blank
scraps of paper, which were so unbeliev-
ably real to this tragic, innocent man
that he described and praised every one
of them in precise detail and exact order,
without a single error. The invisible
collection, scattered to the four winds
long since, was so unmistakably present
for this heartbreakingly deceived blind
man, and his passionate vision was so
overwhelming, that even I began to
believe in its reality. — Stefan Zweig