In Elizabethan times it was common to bang your chair against the floor instead of applauding. Crowds would bang their chairs so hard that it would cause the legs of the chairs to break.
This piece was taken from the upper portion of the curtain where you’ll see how it’s hung. The burlap and the ties are original from an old discarded curtain from St. Pete Little Theater, where Rebekah has worked on many performances both onstage and off.
This piece was part of a large collection shown in New York City as part of a solo exhibit called Broken Legs, (theatrical curtains known as "legs" that have been taken apart and repurposed into works of art). This "leg" was painted on then torn and sewn back together.
*Piece shows general wear and tear of the discarded theatrical curtain before it was repurposed, reflecting age and character.