In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial, who, squatting upon the ground, held his heart in his hands, and ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?" "It is bitter--bitter," he answered; "But I like it, because it is bitter. And because it is my heart."
Nava Lubelski is a multi-medium artist based in Asheville, NC. While she dabbles with a variety of materials, I think it’s her work with thread & canvas that really stands out. Throughout the series an amazing sense of biology is captured in the interplay between the cellular stitching and the webbed rips in the canvas. Nava says her work explores the relationshiop between ‘impulse to destroy and the compulsion to mend.” Conceptual prodding aside, her mastery over thread & her ability to make it look like paint is pretty damn rad. Her thread & canvas work is currently on display at Artspace in Raleigh. (via OK Great » Blog Archive » Nava Lubelski)