Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Heart, We Will Forget Him

Heart, we will forget him!
You an I, tonight!
You may forget the warmth he gave,
I will forget the light.

When you have done, pray tell me
That I my thoughts may dim;
Haste! lest while you're lagging.
I may remember him!

--Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Work in Progress -- The Needle and the Sword

 Images from an artist's book I have been toiling away on.  The working title is "THE NEEDLE AND THE SWORD: The Early Women's Movement in Twenty-Four Hankies."  Each page is formed using a vintage handkerchief or doily, which I have have embellished with heat-transfer images of vintage photos of early suffragettes, fabric collage, embroidery, etc.  The book commemorates an event which occurred in 1876, when Susan B. Anthony made a surprise appearance at the opening ceremonies of the Centennial celebration to publicly bestow on a unsuspecting ceremony chairman a document called "The Declaration of Rights of Women of the United States." The Declaration, drafted by leading suffragettes of the day, formally protested the lack of rights and unequal treatment still then endured by women, 100 years after the Declaration of Independence supposedly guaranteed those rights to all Americans, and demanded justice, the right to vote, economic and personal self-determination, and equality.

When finished, the book will be included in an exhibit at The Athenauem in Philadelphia as part of a celebration called "From Seneca Falls to Philadelphia: Fourth of July 1876 and the Women of the Centennial."

Saturday, February 2, 2013

That Issue of Time

 I spent a couple hours cutting up one skinny little issue of Time Magazine (Vol. 180, No. 25), and here's what I have to show for it...
Will New Devices Save the Americans?


Paul Ryan, Coconut Face

Such a Good Boy!