Posts by author: Christine Da Cruz

This is the tenth phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. One of the most dynamic things about this type of art is how light factors in. Changing immediately from a flat portrait to a 3-dimensional portrait. Here is a detail of that reflective light. The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and […]

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This is the tenth phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. One of the most dynamic things about this type of art is how light factors in. Changing immediately from a flat portrait to a 3-dimensional portrait. Here is a detail of that reflective light. The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and […]

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The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated […]

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The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated […]

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The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and comabativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. This is the final phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. Come see it in person at Woolpunkstudios in Jersey City this […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The 3rd and 4th  phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. It is nearly complete in time for a show at Woolpunkstudios […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The second phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. I have completed the outline for the image and will now add the […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The first phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. Tweet

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Old News. Permanently Silenced. I listened to a news reporter describe Bin Laden as a lone wolf and so that inspired this image. Even wolves can be prey. Tweet

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Permanently Silenced. I listened to a news reporter today describe Bin Laden as a lone wolf and so that inspired this image. This is phase one for this front page story. Tweet

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In a lifetime of emotional and physical setbacks, serious illnesses and accidents, and several near-death experiences, Ms. Taylor was a survivor. “I’ve been lucky all my life,” she said just before turning 60. “Everything was handed to me. Looks, fame, wealth, honors, love. I rarely had to fight for anything. But I’ve paid for that […]

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times Obituaries Although […]

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Meet Gladys Horton who was the lead singer of the Marvelettes. The group that gave Motown Records their first No. 1 hit, ‘Please Mr. Postman. This is phase five for Gladys. In order for her to stand out, she is be the only one in her group that will remain in color, the other three […]

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Meet Margot Stevenson, a stage actress for over six decades. A lady of the theater. The daughter of an actor and the mother of an actress. Her final stage role was in the late 1990s     -The New York Times Obituaries I outlined my interpretation of her body laying across a chair and added the curtains […]

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In a lifetime of emotional and physical setbacks, serious illnesses and accidents, and several near-death experiences, Ms. Taylor was a survivor. “I’ve been lucky all my life,” she said just before turning 60. “Everything was handed to me. Looks, fame, wealth, honors, love. I rarely had to fight for anything. But I’ve paid for that […]

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times Obituaries This […]

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In a lifetime of emotional and physical setbacks, serious illnesses and accidents, and several near-death experiences, Ms. Taylor was a survivor. “I’ve been lucky all my life,” she said just before turning 60. “Everything was handed to me. Looks, fame, wealth, honors, love. I rarely had to fight for anything. But I’ve paid for that […]

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Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday morning, but the writer of the obituary the New York Times published celebrating the film star died six years ago. Mel Gussow, a New York Times theater critic and cultural reporter, wrote more than 4,000 items for the Gray Lady during his 35 years of service. Before he died of cancer […]

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times Obituaries This […]

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times Tweet

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Meet Hideko Takamine, a Japanese actress who over the course of nearly 200 films developed from an endearing child star into a powerful representative of the Japanese woman’s search for identity and autonomy in the years after World War II, died on Dec 28 in Tokyo. She was 86.  -The New York Times (phase one) […]

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Meet Margot Stevenson, a stage actress for over six decades. A lady of the theater. The daughter of an actor and the mother of an actress. Her final stage role was in the late 1990s. -The New York Times Obituaries Margot is nearly finished. I will outline my interpretation of her body laying across the […]

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A lady of the theater. Tweet

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A lady of the theater. Lights. Camera. Action. Tweet

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Meet Margot Stevenson, a stage actress for over six decades. A lady of the theater. The daughter of an actor and the mother of an actress. Her final stage role was in the late 1990s. -The New York Times Obituaries Tweet

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It will be complete when l add audience seats in a semicircle shape beneath their feet. They gave Motown Records their first No 1 hit ‘Please Mr Postman.’ Tweet

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This is phase three for Gladys Horton, the lead singer of the Marvelettes. In order for her to stand out without having to read the article, she will be the only one in her group that will remain in color, the other three will be mostly gray scale with minor gold tones. It will be […]

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Meet Gladys Horton, she was the lead singer of Motown’s Marvalettes and are responsible for the No 1 hit ‘Please Mr Postman’ Tweet

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Meet Gladys Horton who was the lead singer of the Marvelettes. The group that gave Motown Records their first No. 1 hit, ‘Please Mr. Postman.’ Tweet

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Meet Dr Eleanor Galenson, she spent thousands of hours observing and documenting the actions and reactions of infants. She redefined existing Freudian theory about when children begin their sexual development. Dr Eleanor Galenson was a professor of psychiatry over a span of 65 years. Tweet

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I am currently working on a series of thread drawings on obituaries. I have a few rules, the first is that I am only using The New York Times. The second, is that I will only thread women, it really narrowed down the search. I have a few picked out from January and this is […]

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Since The New York Times has not been delivered, I used this time to finish one of my pieces for an ongoing series called “the obituaries.” The recently deceased are celebrated by their friends and family and are remembered as the best version of themselves. Literature was her voice. Meet Miep Gies, the last survivor […]

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