Black & White and Red All Over - Art Urbane

Black & White and Red All Over

Sandra E. Lauterbach

Cotton fabrics are fused together in an innovative technique to achieve its 3-D effect and to manipulate straight lines into waves. It is machine quilted and appliqued. Appliqued shapes carryover one pattern into another. Handstitching emphasizes certain lines.

Materials: cotton fabrics, pearl rayon and cotton, and couched yarn.

Dimensions: 57"W x 42.5"H

Biography and Story

"Thread, fabrics and yarn are my paints.  Instead of brushstrokes, I stitch.  My stitching is done primarily via sewing machine – an instrument emblematic of the female role. I see strength and power in the stitch and feel its history; it is a way of leaving a print to be remembered, beckoning you to take a second look.  The sewing machine is transformed into an artistic tool that I use to create contemporary art." 

Sandra’s eye and tactile sense were initially developed through exposure to the fabrics printed by her parents’ company, Alexander Henry Fabrics, Inc. She maintained her involvement in her parents’ efforts while taking art classes at Pomona College, attending USC Law School and during her employment at major corporations and law firms. She has taken art classes at Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA Extension, and Brentwood Art Center. 

Type: Fine Art

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