Textile: Embroidered Wikipedia Magna Carta

June 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

 
Artist Cornelia Parker’s Magna Carta – the Wikipedia entry on the Magna Carta collectively embroidered by prisoners, judges,  art world luminaries, and members of the embroiderers guild. 
  
Cornelia Parker’s Magna Carta on view at the British Library. 
 

  
 

Text: Su Hui’s matrix poem, Star Gauge

June 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

  

  

4th century poet Su Hui’s embroidered, 29 x 29 character, 5 color grid-matrix poem, Star Gauge. 

Read an interview with artist Jen Bervin about the poem here.

Translator David Hinton on the poem here, and his translation here.

  

Color: Japanese Boro Cloth

June 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

  
From Vestoj – The Journal of Sartorial Matters – Issue Five – On Slowness

“In Slowness Milan Kundera, the Czech writer, remarks that ‘there is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting’…”

More on boro here & here

A history of boro, related textiles anf Japanese indigo dyeing here

  

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