Tuesday, 23 March 2010

true lover's knot

lacan's quilting point Point de capiton

insulating tape, passe partout, copper 2010

The lover's knot is entwined in the iconography of Elizabethan portraiture: an ideological portraiture which invents the subject emblazoned with its patrimony, inlaid with emblematic capital and cryptic over-connections The depicted knot appears as one thread complexly interwoven, but I found by following the drawing on the sleeve of Sir Henry Lee that in fact it can only be made with two threads. Loosely woven they present a geometrical balance, when tightened, they strangle one another.

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