Artist Name
Yizhen Huang
Mount Holyoke College
Art Image

Bleached abaca, ink, black thread; western style sheet forming 

"Social Machinery" is a small pen-and-ink drawing that combines the charateriscs of pen-and-ink and embroidery to great success. The repeated hand drawn nude female figures standing with their heads down each have a full head of hair created by stitched threads. The see-through nature of the bleached abaca allows the threads to be visible through the paper so that the "social machinery" is visible as the threads come together to dramatic effect beyond the paper's edge.