grid – eyck


Embroidery with threads extracted from readymade fabric

80 × 65 cm

Exhibited at

MOT annual 2008 Unraveling and Revealing, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan (2008)

grid – eyck

The embroidery is stitched with blue threads extracted from a checkered pattern fabric. Without being cut from the original fabric, the extracted blue threads are transformed into an embroidery. Thus, there are no blue threads left in the lattice inside the outline of the embroidery. This work is inspired by Ghent Altarpiece (or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb) by Hubert and Jan van Eyck in the 15th century. The folds of clothing in the painting are the point of reference stitched in this piece.

Photo by

Masaru Yanagiba