Hope, Final Moment

Cover–Hope
Text–Death is always a surprise. Because before the final moment, there is always hope.

Final Moment

Loom knitted cotton I-cord for closure

Final Moment
Final Moment
Final Moment

Code–Death
The pocket holds a piece of paper with title and description.

Final Moment
Final Moment

Code–A (left page), Surprise (right page)

Final Moment

Code–Symbol for a period (left side), Because (right side)

The crystalline speckled paper surface on the right page is from a salt solution.
Final Moment

Code–Is (left side), Always (right side)
Final Moment

Materials–paper, cotton and bamboo fiber, rust

Made most of the rusty paper by cutting a long strip of cream packing paper and binding with 3/4″ safety pins. Applied a solution of white vinegar, peroxide and salt. The paper does become fragile and a challenge to embroider.

The quote is from Mirrored Time (A Time Archivist Novel Book ) by J.D. Faulkner.

I realized how true the quote was as I sat next to my mother’s bed after an ischemic stroke and my sister’s hospital bed post surgery. I knew neither would survive, but a bit of me hoped everyone was wrong. That my family would be whole again.


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