An Obsolete Calendar Towel Embroidered with an Identical, Future Calendar Year,
1970/2065, 1982/2049, 1976/2032 and 1969/2042
2012, ongoing, embroidered found vintage textiles, each approx. 17" x 28".
In an ongoing series, obsolete calendar towels have been embroidered with the date of an identical, future calendar year. Beyond giving the discarded object a renewed relevance, it proposes a disturbingly banal vision of the future... that decades from now we will still be pining for some vague 19th century inspired nostalgia... covered bridges, copper kettles, cast iron stoves and millponds... images that were anachronistic wishful fictions even at the time the calendars were first printed.