I have recently received a couple of exciting acceptance emails. My book Quercus Alba, will be included in the upcoming Hello Hedi exhibit at Portland's 23 Sandy Gallery this summer. I am especially excited about the theme for this show—all work will be inspired by the legendary book artist Hedi Kyle and her innovative binding structures. I first learned about Hedi (and her blizzard book in particular), when I took a workshop with India Flint in the summer of 2010. In addition to all the inspirational dyeing and print techniques we learned, we also made our own blizzard books with India's guidance. It is an wonderful folded structure, that has a spine that can be revealed or hidden pending on how the pages are attached.
Quercus alba celebrates a century old white oak that grows in our back yard here in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is a magnificent tree in its own right, but it is also a symbol of nature's resilience, beauty, and strength. The cover is thick, felted wool, eco printed with oak leaves, tied with wool yarn. The interior pages are cotton, cotton rag, and mulberry papers, and includes additional eco prints, inkjet printed photography and text.
This weekend I found out that Reverence / dogwood was accepted to Sacred Threads, a biennial exhibit in Herndon, Virginia. The show runs from July 10 – 26 and all works explore themes of spirituality, joy, inspiration, peace, grief, and healing. I featured Reverence here in an earlier post. I am happy that it now will get a chance to be seen. For more information about the exhibits and their schedules visit my exhibit page.