Friday, June 26, 2015
A Book Arts Mosaic, a collection of 38 Canadian book artists. Each artist was to create an original edition of 25 books so that boxes of books could then go into libraries and collections across the country. There were 25 such boxes, each containing 26 books.
I made 30 scrolls so that I could keep five for myself. (I have now given all but one of those away.)
Transferred text asking questions such as 'who am I?', 'what is real?' or phrases such as 'the idea of self' , and 'think'...accompany images of thoughtful women gleaned from magazines that year. The most important marks however are the hand stitches in the flannel fabric.
I regret that I don't have better photos of this series.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Ever upon it
velvet, found fabrics, wool, cotton threads, hand stitched
velvet, wool, found cloth, cotton threads, hand stitched
All the blessings measure about 8 inches wide, 22 inches long
All are in private collection
There are eight in the series.
They were made in 2004.
I had an exhibit that year in Guelph Ontario at the Greenwood Quiltery where they were shown. The gallery part of Greenwood changed into workshop space for the amazing fabric and yarn store donstairs. The shop closed early 2017.
I will never forget the date of the exhibition because it was shortly after my father in law died. Many family members were in Toronto for the funeral, and came with me to the opening of the exhibition the following day.
The text is from the Hogmany Blessing
A celtic new year's eve traditional prayer.