Reading and wrapping

“The stories don’t fit back together, and it’s the end of stories, those devices we carry like shells and shields and blinkers and occasionally maps and compasses.”

From “A Field Guide to Getting Lost” by Rebecca Solnit

IMG_9139

There used to something living

IMG_9157

And the preservation of it keeps it dead forever.

IMG_9160

Advertisements

Frankenstein’s Branch

Skin on a tree. I started stitching. Stitch by stitch and piece by piece I started covering something once living with something now dead. A branch lost from the tree needs another layer of protection.

IMG_7610

Day 1. Where it used to belong to the tree.

IMG_7648

Day 1. Connecting pieces.

IMG_7638

Day 2. The first fork.

IMG_7644

Day 2. The hide is drying as I sew.

IMG_7655

Day 5. There is always another fork.

IMG_7714

Day 7. Almost done now, only the tips left.

IMG_7730

Day 9. Finally done! All dressed up, the next step will be to remove the branch and let the skin remember it.