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Pattern of Least Regret
The “hearts” are created from her husband’s mended socks, and Einstein’s maiden name appears throughout the quilt on laundry labeling strips. During the 1970s, when soft sculpture was in vogue—especially among feminist artists—Einstein was working in this three-dimensional format. Throughout her long career, the grid has been an overwhelming visual impetus.
Fabric, socks converted to hearts; fabric sewn into pockets, ironed-on labels