The Madras project (2012–ongoing) constructs images of one WASP signifier (madras) with the materials of another (needlepoint). Each piece starts with a digital scan of a stretched or crumpled piece of fabric; the scan becomes a bitmap; the bitmap becomes a needlepoint pattern. Graying out the vibrant plaid points to the dual meaning of "value" in color theory and social customs. Production merges the skewed grid of the madras with the underlying regular grid of the needlepoint canvas. The visual result embodies a tension between resistance and conformity.
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