Katrina Majkut, 2 M9 Guns, Thread and Cross Stitch
Fabric, 15 x 12 inches, 2014. Courtesy the artist.
did a studio visit with this artist a few years ago, before she had
her graduate degree. She was still working on her thesis, consisting
mainly of large paintings. However, on one wall were some tiny cross
stitch pieces that we could not stop looking at. She told us that the
technique had been taught to her by her
grandmother. There was a humor and
honesty in the juxtaposition of the subject matter and the medium that
we loved. Having recently checked in with the artist, we were delighted
to see this body of work had evolved. Not to date us, but they do bring
mind those curious ads in the back of the old Ms. magazines for the "Ladies Sewing Group and Terrorist
Society". We think Grandmother should be proud.