Borgnes Giramonti's art riffs on the centuries of craft of embroidery. With meticulous cross-stitching on burlap, her pieces look like they'd convey biblical verses or quaint homilies. But take a moment to read the text, and one discovers her reflections on a culture that genuflects to TMZ, "it" handbags and the quest for eternal youth. After reading about "The Hills" star Heidi Montag's plastic surgeries, Borgnes Giramonti wrote in one of her pieces: "When you grow up, who will you be? A plastic, smooth divinity? Or choosing age and softened grace, reveal your life upon your face?"
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