about this piece
About this piece:
This artist’s book consists of a poem “blanket” cradled within a woven “nest.” The frayed flannel blanket, left unfinished, is embroidered with the original poem Flight Song for Wren Marie, written in response to a cousin’s miscarriage of her first child, a daughter. The nest is comprised of fibrous and natural materials, printed with a mother’s words of pain and mourning, then woven together to form a protective but fragile space.
fabric, thread, natural materials
About the artist:
Carrie is a visual artist based in Hoquiam, Washington. During her education at Whitman College she was introduced to Book Arts as a means of expression—a foundation that continues to influence all permutations of her art-making. Her artist’s books have been exhibited nationally, published in Lark Crafts 500 Handmade Books, Volume 2, and are held in various library collections.