About this piece:
Quiet Island is imaginary: be there during a traffic jam, while in a waiting room, or because of a news report. Daydream meadows or beaches; eat lunch and gossip in a cafe (the menu is yours); breathe island air, feel the climate, listen to sounds; it’s all up to you.
The island is within the North Atlantic Drift of the Gulf Stream and inside a sweep of land that stops hurricanes and mutes seasonal storms, which hit hard most everywhere else nearby.
The inside is hand-embroidered with silk, cotton, and rayon threads sewn onto linen; the cover is wool and the text is hand sewn with cotton thread.
About the artist:
Lucy Childs is an artist and book artist, based in the California Bay Area, and she has been developing the theme of Quiet Island in her hand-embroidered series of artist books and wall pieces for the past three years.