Tru Valu is a series of drawings made by pricking the design through the reverse of the paper. The series considers the relationship between decoration and function and the value judgments attached to each, and the dichotomy between perception and reality that permeates the lives of ordinary women. The drawings reference lace, doilies and other decorative materials associated with the domestic world, embedded with functional hardware and component parts. The works make reference to intimate body parts and bodily functions, and to skin textures like goose flesh and razor rash. The title for the series is a reference to the chain of hardware stores where I source my materials.

Tru Valu
Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, feathers, metal zipper, metal vent
Zipper
2012
paper, feathers, metal zipper, metal vent
16 x 16 inches (framed)
Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, leather, metal
Buckle
2012
paper, leather, metal
14 x 14 inches (framed)

Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, metal, glass, steel pins
Collar
2012
paper, metal, glass, steel pins
14 x 14 inches (framed)
Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, metal, rubber
Manhole Doily
2010
paper, metal, rubber
21 x 21 inches (framed dimensions)

Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, rubber, metal
Areola
2010
paper, rubber, metal
15 x 15 inches (framed dimensions)
Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, rubber, metal
Artemis Hide
2010
paper, rubber, metal
25 x 21 inches (framed dimensions)

Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, plastic, metal
Off-Switch Doily
2010
paper, plastic, metal
15 x 15 inches (framed dimensions)
Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, steel carbide
Grind Doily
2010
paper, steel carbide
15 x 15 inches (framed dimensions)

Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, metal
Vent Doily
2010
paper, metal
21 x 21 inches (framed dimensions)
Tricia Wright Tru Valu paper, metal, nylon
Shield Doily
2010
paper, metal, nylon
21 x 21 inches (framed dimensions)

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