Heather Doyle-Maier – Trying Times


© 2020
open, variable edition
dimensions in inches: 6 x 6.25 x 2.25 (closed)

About this piece:

Trying Times narrates and traces a solitary journey, travelling through trials and sorrows to grasp at new understandings. Segments of the book unfold to reveal a meandering stitched path across a winter-like landscape; abstracted imagery augments the poetic text by singer-songwriter Cindy Kallett.

The book is constructed with flannel and cotton bedsheets hand-sewn onto Strathmore watercolor paper using Gutermann silk thread. Additional threads, jute and canine hair are also utilized, as well as apple tree twigs. The font is Adobe Caslon Pro. Housed in custom wrapper.


flannel and cotton sheets, watercolor paper, thread, jute, canine hair, sticks

About the artist:

A Colorado native, Heather Doyle-Maier holds a BFA from Metropolitan State College of Denver in Visual Art and BA from Loretto Heights College/Regis College in Theatre Education. Heather brings her experience as a storyteller-musician, a costume designer, a bookkeeper and a mother all to bear in her work. Heather’s award-winning work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally, and she teaches bookmaking and writing workshops in schools along the Front Range.

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Heather Doyle-Maier – Trying Times