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Kathy Halper is in a more introspective mood for Fifty-Six. Time passes, we age, things don't always go as planned. Using a painterly approach, she waxes and wanes as she pairs each idea with image. Each simple phrase takes stock of life today. In Money (featuring a stack of cash) or Desired (with an image of a swimsuit model), the most compelling visual aspect in this thoughtful body of work is the treatment of the thread. Once the majority of the image is fleshed out, the remnant thread elegantly melts past the bottom edge creating a seductive colorful mane, which you really want to touch. Embroidery is like that. Youwant to connect to it.