The White City by the Sea

The White City by the Sea

Artist: Ayelet Lindenstrauss Larsen

Title: The White City by the Sea

Attribution: The White City by the Sea, 2008, Ayelet Lindenstrauss Larsen

Year: 2008

Materials: cotton and linen on linen

Dimensions: 10" by 10"

Image Statement: This shoreline connects the sea and dry land. It also connects the more fluid medium of tapestry with the more rigidly structured tent-stitch embroidery, which has often been called tapestry embroidery. From the land side, one can see the sea through large buildings---or are they sand castles? This weaving and embroidery was inspired by Tel Aviv, the White City, a showcase of Bauhaus architecture built on coastal dunes.