Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
The hardest thing is to act properly throughout one's whole life.
2012
hand embroidery on fabric
18"

film source:
Interiors, 1987
Mike to tape recorder
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on pillowcase
all we ever wanted was EVERYTHING
2012
hand embroidery on pillowcase
6"

music source:
Bauhaus
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on pillowcase
THIS COULD BE COMPLICATED
2012
hand embroidery on pillowcase
7"

film source:
Top Gun, 1986
Maverick to Charlie
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
I don't want realism. I want magic!
2012
hand embroidery on fabric
4"x5.5"

literary/film source:
A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947/1951
Blanche to Mitch
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
Oh, God, I don't even know what I want. (2)
2012
hand embroidery on fabric
4"x5.5"

film source:
Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986
Lee to Frederick
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on pillowcase
this whole thing's very complicated
2012
hand embroidery on pillowcase
4.5"

film source:
The Squid and the Whale, 2005
Bernard to Ivan
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on pillowcase
BE REASONABLE
2012
hand embroidery on pillowcase
8"

film source:
Match Point, 2005
Chris to Nola
Mackenzie Boetes Work Hand embroidery on fabric.
Being reasonable got me where I am now.
2012
Hand embroidery on fabric.
4"

film source:
Match Point, 2005
Nola to Chris
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on tea towel
Because it's not always easy to know how to live.
2011
hand embroidery on tea towel

literary source:
The Paris Wife
Ernest to Hadley
Mackenzie Boetes Work embroidery on vintage hankerchief
I'm just trying to be realistic.
2011
embroidery on vintage hankerchief

film source:
Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986
Hannah to Holly
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on vintage tea towel
You never know when she's going to fall off the wagon and humiliate everybody.
2011
hand embroidery on vintage tea towel

film source:
Hannah and Her Sisters, 1986
Evan about Nora
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
Beantit Sculpture (from the Objects Series)
2010
hand embroidery on fabric
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
Heart Crank Sculpture (from the Objects Series)
2010
hand embroidery on fabric
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
Sacred Heart Necklace (from the Objects Series)
2010
hand embroidery on fabric
5"x7"
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
Mia's Earrings (from the Objects Series)
2010
hand embroidery on fabric
4.5"x6"
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
Jade's Letter (from the Objects Series)
2010
hand embroidery on fabric
8"x10"
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
Sofia's Block (from the Objects Series)
2010
hand embroidery on fabric
9"x12"
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
They're Just Words
2010
hand embroidery on fabric
Mackenzie Boetes Work
They're Just Words, show installed
2010

Frank James, Portland, OR
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
I've lost track of who I am.
2010
hand embroidery on fabric

film source:
A Night in Heaven, 1983
Patsy
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on fabric
Yeah, but I get REALLY lonely. I mean, look at me, c'mon!
2010
hand embroidery on fabric

film source:
The Cable Guy, 1996
Chip to Steven
Mackenzie Boetes Work
dialogue of destruction, show installed
April 2009

DIGS, Bellingham, WA
Mackenzie Boetes Work
dialogue of destruction, show installed

DIGS, Bellingham, WA
Mackenzie Boetes Work blanket, machine & hand sewn, stuffed
I have my own problems
2009
blanket, machine & hand sewn, stuffed

film source:
Interiors, 1978
Renata to Frederick
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on kitchen towel, stuffed
collective solitude
2007
hand embroidery on kitchen towel, stuffed
Mackenzie Boetes Work t-shirts, machine & hand sewn, stuffed
this time it will be different
2009
t-shirts, machine & hand sewn, stuffed

song lyric source:
Navy Taxi by Kate Nash
Mackenzie Boetes Work
this time it will be different (detail)
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on bed sheet, framed
I'm just living in your margins.
2009
hand embroidery on bed sheet, framed

film source:
Reds, 1981
Louise Bryant to John Reed
Mackenzie Boetes Work pillow cases, machine & hand sewn, stuffed
You're so fucking unstable. But that's why you picked me.
2008
pillow cases, machine & hand sewn, stuffed

film source:
Deconstructing Harry
Conversation between Harry Block & Lucy
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on kitchen towel, stuffed
Her future is mapped out for her.
2008
hand embroidery on kitchen towel, stuffed

literary/film source:
A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947/1951
Stanley to Stella
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery on t-shirt, framed
She really didn't stand a chance.
2008
hand embroidery on t-shirt, framed
Mackenzie Boetes Work hand embroidery (counted cross-stitch)
I have my own problems
2009
hand embroidery (counted cross-stitch)

film source:
Interiors, 1978
Renata to Frederick
Mackenzie Boetes Work bed sheet, machine & hand sewn, stuffed
self imposed exile
2007
bed sheet, machine & hand sewn, stuffed
Mackenzie Boetes Work
self exposed exile (detail)
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