Friday, December 28, 2007

Coral Variation #22

Coral Variation #22 done! The background fabric is hand printed overlaid with transfer painted and printed lutradur and machine stitched. It measures 22 cm square and fits into a 23 xcom square Ikea frame. it is for sale for $50Us inclusive of postage.

Today a book of the writings of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz arrived in the post entitled Poems, Protest, and a Dream. I have read some of her writings through the internet, but decided I needed a copy- there is nothing like holding a book. A remarkable woman in difficult times when repression of women was the norm, and yet she wrote initially at the behest of the society she found herself because of her gifts only to be silenced under the censure of the church after she took her vows and was considered to be dangerous. She was said to have possessed between 1500-4000 books in a time when access to books and writings was quite quite different than today. I am looking for some inspiration....
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