Tekla McInerney – Mend the Fray


© 2020
edition of 1
dimensions in inches: 8.5 x 7 x .5

About this piece:

Mend the Fray is a 12-page pamphlet-stitched book of litho monoprints with hand-stitching in a portfolio.

The early months of the COVID-19 pandemic focused my attention on the past: rewatching, rethinking, reframing. I had no interest in looking beyond the hours in front of me and could find few reasons to create anything new. I eventually turned to repurposing existing materials and imagery. Rereading about the essential communication between trees, slow walks through the woods, and obsessively making repairs with needle and thread all contributed to this book.


paper, book cloth, ink, thread

About the artist:

Lives and works in Florence, Massachusetts.

Tekla McInerney is an artist and designer living in Florence, Massachusetts. Towns along the Connecticut River have always been her home. She makes prints and books and exhibits them throughout the U.S. She is a member of Zea Mays Printmaking studio (Florence, Massachusetts) which is dedicated to safe and sustainable printmaking practices. She is represented in their Flat File project. Her books and prints are in both private and library collections including the New York Public Library, Yale University Library, University of Washington Library, and the Montefiori Medical Center.


Tekla McInerney – Mend the Fray