Artwork copyright Sally Sellers. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Love Is Hard, 2000
(American, born 1951)
Location: Truman Middle School, Tacoma
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Love Is Hard is a hand-stitched quilt by textile artist Sally Sellers. It features glass beadwork and found objects. It is part of a series of hand-stitched and beaded quilts that feature tally marks. While the tallies can be interpreted in many ways, Sellers notes that for her, they counted the moments that comprise a long-term relationship. She states "they are most often ordinary days, days where the glitter and drama of new love has long since faded. Yet the very accumulation of these days and this amount of time spent together is the true story of any relationship.”
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Tacoma School District.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Northwest textile artist Sally Sellers creates art-quilts that explore and manipulate color and form.
|Medium||Mixed media fibers|
|Dimensions||30 in x 20 1/2 in|
|Acquisition Method||Direct purchase|
|Artist Location||Washington, United States|