Designed and stitched by Laura Taylor
“Signifying the amount of unseen labor that goes into creating metadata, a portion of the piece is invisible at first glance. Only upon closer examination can you see it–much as with metadata creation. And yet, metadata can be a beautiful thing, as shown at the top of the piece.”
Laura Taylor is a metadata librarian at University of New England in Portland, Maine.
Laura’s cross stitch depicts a row of large books on a shelf with the word “metadata” written in cursive across them. The books are stitched in shades of blue and green. Below the shelf of books the rest of the phrase “is invisible labor” is stitched in white on the white fabric. The phrase is barely able to be seen. A detail close up of the words is provided.