Marker, 2003.

Oil, paper patterns, graphite, and thread on canvas,

29 x 38 inches.

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About This Artwork: In the pattern making trade, after a whole style is graded, all the pieces are laid out on a large table close together, as to not waste any paper. Then, a machine with an ultra-violet light slides across the table and takes a picture of the layout. Afterward, the entire style is printed out on dot paper which is slightly similar to tissue paper. This is what is called a marker. The marker is then laid on top of a stack of fabric and a cutter uses a machine to cut the pieces that later get sewn together. Viola!