Marcia Olson

Covering the walls in the Bohem Gallery are 3,584 sewing pattern covers tacked in place with 7,926 straigth pins. These are part of Marcia Olson's exhibit which is appropriately titled 3,584 Patterns and Counting...

Olson is fascinated with patterns and repetition which are inherent in her work. The theme of repetition is shown not only through the recurrence of pattern covers and pins on the walls, but also through the idea of wrapping (a recurring process) of the chair, the ladder and the sewing machine.

Repetition is brought out in the beeswax rectangles which cover a wall in the smaller exhibit room. In conjuction with this theme, a recording of the sound of tracking the pattern covers to the walls plays constantly.

Curator: Louise Kirtland Boehm
Venue: Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos
Organizer: Boehm Gallery, Palomar College