Dorothy Lorenze

original oil paintings

Taking Measure, Following Threads

8" x 16" oil on panel


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A bygone era of making repairs and making do is brought to mind with this painting. At the same time, the title "Taking Measure, Following Threads" alludes to more contemporary topics of judging our peers as well as following the threads of a conversation in social media. We're reminded that words have meaning based on context.

In the time of this vintage tableau of threads, taking one's measure might have been less about comparison or jealousy and more about determining a person's ethics and trustworthiness.