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Venus by Holly Lay


Latch hooking, or rug hooking, has a rich history of craft that is relegated to the domains of the domestic and the decorative. Laced with a feminist practice of reclaiming materials and processes deemed craft, low-culture, and kitsch, Las Vegas-based artist Holly Lay elevates the medium and blurs the line between house hobby and contemporary art.

She playfully parodies art history and digital culture, transforming the famous torso of the Venus de Milo and flowers from video games into physical emojis and kitsch novelties that double as comebacks to the often male-dominated cultures.

Purchased by Spiegelworld for Superfrico’s Artery collection.

Holly Lay
The Artery, Superfrico, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Latch hook yarn on canvas