Queen Anne’s Lace is inspired by antique doilies and their purpose to decorate and protect the furnishings in the home. As a woman, decorating my home is an important ritual because it marks the space as mine and provides a place of comfort from the world. I thought about the process of decorating a home and how the reality of what we want the world to think through our decoration is rarely matched by the chaotic reality of family life. That ritual of decoration equally extends to the environment of the garden as the very public face of the home. Queen Anne’s Lace is a nod to traditional white doilies, but on a much larger, pervasive scale and ranging over the outdoor space reminiscent of the way the weed of the same name (or flower, if you see it that way) takes over a field.  
 

Queen Anne's Lace
Ashley V. Blalock Queen Anne's Lace Crocheted nylon
Queen Anne's Lace, The Mount, Lenox, MA
2019
Crocheted nylon
Site-specific installation in landscape
Ashley V. Blalock Queen Anne's Lace Crocheted nylon yarn
Queen Anne's Lace, The Mount, Lenox, MA
2019
Crocheted nylon yarn
Site-specific installation in landscape

Ashley V. Blalock Queen Anne's Lace Nylon yarn
Queen Anne's Lace, Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth, MA
2017
Nylon yarn
Variable
Ashley V. Blalock Queen Anne's Lace


Ashley V. Blalock Queen Anne's Lace

Ashley V. Blalock Queen Anne's Lace


Ashley V. Blalock Queen Anne's Lace

Ashley V. Blalock Queen Anne's Lace


Ashley V. Blalock Queen Anne's Lace

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