Lacemaker's Promise

Rebecca Zeiss's avatar Rebecca Zeiss

These images use the choices enabled by the large format camera of revealing and concealing while exploring my mother’s efforts in her commitment to share the tradition of lacemaking. This work is presented as a set of four photographic images contact printed to hand-coated platinum emulsion on cotton fine art paper. The platinum process is historically recognized as most archival and provides the greatest tonal range of any printing process using chemical development. ABOUT: >Judy Zeiss first chanced upon her lace experience while living abroad with her family in De Hoek‎, Belgium. Her husband was transferred there to supervise the building of a chemical plant in Seneffe, allowing many opportunities to travel. One of the family excursions was to Brugge, Belgium where she encountered artisans creating their lace work exactly as it had been done for centuries. Since that time she has been exploring, creating, and teaching the traditional techniques of Bobbin Lace internationally.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 0.05
  • Medium: platinum photographic images
  • Width: 8.5
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 2