Lisa Kokin, "Fauxliage: No Birds Sing", 2011. Thread, wire, page fragments from Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson 70 x 24 x 8 in. Courtesy of the artist and Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. http://www.thecjm.org/on-view/in-the-past/do-not-destroy-trees-art-and-jewish-thought/about
'Amnesia' detail - art by Lisa Kokin; this work is "Fauxliage" – fake leaves made from BOOK PAGES that have been SEWN to resemble Fall leaves; the artist chose the gingko leaf for the plant's use to improve memory and Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring as a metaphor that 'historical amnesia allows the repetition of past mistakes...'
Maria Wigley - 'This is my letter to you'
Kirsty Whitlock - Losses, 2009 Turbo Charge Read to improve your vocabulary score. http://youtu.be/LyO3EkP1TdY
Here is a cut out of a flower done in leather. For my Digital work we will be cutting into a piece of material using the lazercutter this has gave me an idea to maybe cut into leather.
I like how this piece represents growth as well as decay, a bittersweet concept.
Lisa Kokin | Buckaroo (detail) thread, book pages from Silent Spring, wire, 20 x 32 x 7 inches, 2011 - incorporates text from Lost River Buckaroos, a cowboy novel from the 1930s. The fragile ephemerality of the leaves stands in sharp contrast to the violence contained in the text.