Tapestry Lunchbox I

1994 / Unique / Pulp-painted & watermarked rag & iris leaf papers

Size: 18" x 8.5" x 2"

With Christiana Wustinger (Austria) and Martin Kubaczek (Japan)

First in a series of paper, Gobelin weaving and poetry collaborative artist books, published in 1994.  These books were dialogues between three different media, each with its unique perspective on the written word.

Exhibited here is my five-part accordion book that responded to Wustinger’s accordion tapestry: each of the five covers opens to reveal words from a haiku in German by Martin Kubaczek, watermarked & pulp-painted into the paper.

The haiku reads:

Du strickst in Wolle
Ich in wörten; dein Handschuh
Gegen mein Gedicht.

You knit (together) in wool
I in words; your gloves.
Against my poetry.