Winding the Skein
The Maas Gallery, 1974 - Art Gallery of New South Wales
"The first sight of any Maas picture carries with it an image of where one first saw it. Winding the Skein first hung over the mantel-piece at 15A Clifford Street, warming a winter evening. It is, at first sight, a placid domestic summer scene, with two figures to left and right, mother and daughter, perhaps, the one slowly paying out the thread of red wool while the other winds it briskly into a ball. Between them, distant mountains add to the pastoral calm. But all is not quiet: the winder is all impatience, her mother’s face speaks regret. Jeremy Maas, graphic artist manqué, sensed this tension, and split the image in two to make it a compelling cover for the Maas Gallery’s 1974 exhibition catalogue."
- Nicolas Barker, Bibliophile