Steven and William Ladd, ‘Spider Bag and Box’, 2007, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Spider Bag and Box’, 2007, Mingei International Museum

Steven: "The Chief Curator of the Museum of Art and Design invited us to submit a work of art for an exhibition on extreme embroidery."
William: "We made this handbag that is more fantasy than function."
Steven: "The surface of the bag was made by stacking layer upon layer of cashmere secured with catch stitches."
William: "The effect of the stitches reminded us of a spider’s web."

Bag dimensions: 13 1/2 x 2 x 11 inches.

Steven and William Ladd, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri. September 4th-November 2014. Curator Michael Baxley.

Function and Fantasy: Steven and William Ladd. Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California. 2014. Curator Christine Knoke.

Pricked! Extreme Embroidery, The Museum of Art and Design, New York; 2007; Curator David Revere McFadden.

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