Photographer, Embroiderers Collaborate for “Metamorphosis” Exhibition

Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Curator Patrick Dowdey gives Hartford Courant reporter Susan Dunne an introduction to an embroidery titled "Graceful Branch Movement." The work is featured in the center's exhibition, "Metamorphosis: the Collaboration Between Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum and the Suzhou Embroiderers" through Dec. 9. Seo-in "Claire" Choi '13 admires the embroidery "Graceful Branch Movement" as it is unpacked in preparation for the exhibition. The piece is the tallest two-sided embroidery panel ever created. "Graceful Branch" is derived from Robert Glenn Ketchum's recent digital image, "TURN, TURN, TURN" that also will be displayed as a photographic print.

 

Seo-in "Claire" Choi '13 admires the embroidery "Graceful Branch Movement" as it is unpacked in preparation for the exhibition. The piece is the tallest two-sided embroidery panel ever created. "Graceful Branch" is derived from Robert Glenn Ketchum's recent digital image, "TURN, TURN, TURN" that also will be displayed as a photographic print.

Pao-Lin Tien, assistant professor of economics, admires "Graceful Branch Movement" during the show's opening Sept. 14.

Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum speaks during the show's opening.