Robert Louis Stevenson quote–Like a Bird Singing in the Rain, Let Grateful Memories Survive in Times of Sorrow.
A piece from my memory bowl series is on the shelf. It is sitting on a metal junction box.
Materials–tissue paper, paper, kraft paper scraps, CMC, fiber, frame.
Scale–11″ x 14″ x .25″ unframed,
Frame–16″ x 13″ x 1.5″
Accept as true nothing which you do not clearly know to be so. Avoid hasty judgment and prejudice.
Eleanor Roosevelt book quoting Descarte.
The left margin has the code for the word, truth.
I have had a difficult time documenting this piece. I hung it in several locations and no matter what, the images do not clearly show the piece.
Materials–Packing envelope, fiber, paper, wood glue.
Scale–38″ x 14″ x .25″
The book cover is made of three pieces of embroidered hardware cloth. The code of the cover is the word willow. Three Salix cuttings were bound together and then bound to the book cover.
Each page is a piece of textured paper with a slightly wider sheet of green paper.
I used a modified Masonic cipher for the code. I made the texture by rolling each sheet diagonally (corner 1) around a piece of dowel. Removed the rolled paper from the dowel. Folded it in half, then pressed the folds together. Rolled the paper diagonally (corner three), folded each direction. The result is a grid of diamonds.
My Salix has catkins. When I was looking at them, I remembered a song I learned in school when I was a child. I suspect the song would be banned in most schools today.
I do have a tendency to perseverate. To attempt to rid myself of the Pussy Willow song I made the wallpiece and I am working on a book with the song in code.
I have an old version of Flash that I use for layout. I like that I can make code symbols that can easily be replaced. I printed the layout and used it for piercing and reference.
Used a modified Morse Code–short lines for dots, long lines for dashes. Had the ide of connecting the lines for each letter, and for each word.
Bound Salix cuttings to the background to break up the text a bit.
Bound the catkins to the background with the hope of preventing them from falling off.
The only space left in my office that was long enough for the piece.
Note envelope attached to the back of the piece.
The notes regarding scale are a bit messy. Originally I had another piece of paper glued to the notes. I thought about writing out the lyrics, but decided not. When I removed the paper there was a bit of glue residue left. It prevented the lead from making clear marks.
It is a bother. I suspect I will erase the lot, remove the bit with glue and rewrite the notes.
Materials–Used packing envelope, paper, fiber, pussy willow cuttings.
Scale–30.5″ x 12″ x .5″ without hanger. The addition of the hanger adds approximately 7″.