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Spending Time, a double portrait of artist and husband is created from a photograph made by the artist and then pixilated to create a script for the stitchwork. Each stitch recreates the image pixel by pixel. Formally, this work nods to early American needlework and the tedious work of commemorating family through stitches. In practice, the sustained work of cross stitching over 8 months, spending time with the image of partners together, builds to a meditative practice. This piece is immediately personal and reinforces the roll that Time plays in building and sustaining a marriage relationship. Being an ordinary instance between self and husband, in ordinary dress and composure, this relationship and this artwork are meant to be as simple and as monumental without elaboration. It is as with meditation.