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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

'Fauxliage: No Birds Sing' by Lisa Kokin - Thread, wire, page fragments from the book 'Silent Spring' by Rachel Carson 70 x 24 x 8 in. Courtesy of the artist and Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

'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...'

Amnesia / (detail) by Lisa Kokin - thread, book pages, wire, fauxliage of gingko waves incorporates text fragments from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Published in it was the first widely read book on environmental pollution caused by pesticide.

I like how this piece represents growth as well as decay, a bittersweet concept.

This drawing combines growth and decay to evoke a powerful emotion. From an analytical point of view, the tone and form work together to create an aesthetically pleasing image.

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