The haptic gaze is an important aspect of my sensory interest. A surface does not need to be physically touched in order for the body to perceive touch. 'Woman Sewing' explores this idea; using large architectural spaces to juxtapose the intimacy of a tactile action. The pixelated aesthetics of cross stitch question our performance assumptions of wo/man versus machine. There is a constant exchange between the digital space and the tactile object – dislocating traditional forms and handcrafting the digital. Having the pieces perpendicular from the wall highlights process and ideas of touch by encouraging the haptic gaze. Obsessiveness and multiplicities run through the iconic imagery as well as the processes used: crafting an intimacy with something global.
London based artist Lauren Jetty cross stitches iconic or famous works of art such as Girl With a Pearl Earring and The Mona Lisa. She explores the link between the digital and the handmade, the global and the intimate.