a year’s worth: an almanack
For twelve months, I gathered plant materials from the land to mark the seasons with the fleeting colors of the dye bath as transferred to paper and fiber. Each almanack leaf, and each of the books, are folded, dyed and stitched, augmented with watercolor and knitting.
For the ladies throughout history who have marked the changing seasons by the colors of their dyebaths.
Spring: dandelions, garlic mustard, apple tree trimmings, nettles
Summer: goldenrod, roses, marigolds, mint, queen anne’s lace, carrot tops
Fall: black walnut husks, maple leaves, pokeberry, staghorn sumac
Winter: onion skins, avocado pits, purple cabbage ends, barberry
eco print, watercolor, pastel, pencil, linen, cotton, silk,silk/cotton thread, Fabriano paper (on wall), Bristol and Arches paper (folded books) , 120” x 66” x 7”
To be a Lady: forty-five women in the arts, curated by Jason Andrew, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery NY, NY, September 19, 2012—March 21, 2013
Photographed by Douglas Baz