Sara Langworthy – New Patterns in Old Style – SPECIAL ORDER ITEM


c. 2013

edition of 24

dimensions 8.5 x 9.5 x .25 (closed)

Available by special order. Please contact gallery to confirm availability.


New Patterns in Old Style depicts an attempt to inhabit two opposing states at once. The text is reconfigured from the dual definition of the word ‘cleave,’ and language used in tatting instructions. Images are built from layers of printed leaves, using both the positive and negative shapes formed when leaves were blown up to 400%, and cropped to rectangular frames. The long rectangles and overlapping leaf silhouettes reference sewing instructions clipped from newspapers.

Sara Langworthy lives and works in Iowa City, Iowa where she maintains a studio and is a Lecturer in Printing and Book Arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Her books can be found in national collections, including the Walker Art Center, Library of Congress, and Wellesly College. She has received fellowships or residencies from Women’s Studio Workshop, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Jerome Foundation (MN) and the University of Iowa.

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Sara Langworthy – New Patterns in Old Style – SPECIAL ORDER ITEM

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