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SISTERS, OR THE TRUE STORY OF SISTERS ON DIETS
Susan Shie
Wooster, Ohio
2006
Whole cloth painting on white cotton fabric. Machine crazy grid quilted. Beginning drawing made with airbrush and later enhanced with paint markers; colors painted with airbrush; then small, diary writing made with AirPen and fabric paint. More painting ( Peace Roses) added by hand with regular paintbrush, over writing. One row of hand sewing inside edge of border. One Green Temple Buddha Boy bead. One Peace Cozy appliqué. The diary writing was done between November 28 and December 16, 2006.
63 x 55 inches


Susan Shie explains, “I’ve been wanting to make a painting about my sister Debi and me for a long time, and when we found out that we were both on diets that started about the same time, it seemed to signal the time to make this piece. Debi is eight-and-a-half years younger than me, and it’s really been since our dad died that we’ve been doing more and more stuff together.  We’re as close now as we’ve ever been, I think.”

Sisters, detail

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Sisters, detail


Toward Barred Island by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade (detail)

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Toward Barred Island by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade (detail)


Bottom left and right: Toward Barred Island (detail) by Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade