Sunday, June 24, 2007

Nails in a Coffin, 1861-1865



ALEX and his wonderful, one-man production company (Ninja Space Monkey), finished this video of my artist book. The book is the result of an experiment using rusty nails and silk. I am totally indebted to the group of talented fiber artists on the Fiber Art Friends blog ring for introducing me to this idea and sharing their results as well as excellent instructions for the process.

10 comments:

Purple Missus said...

Another fantastic piece Susan. Very moving too with the music in the background.

Jacquelines blog said...

the presentation is so good Susan, I really love it,I agree with Lynda, the music really fits!

SuZ said...

you have truely touched my heart with this piece...the message is load & clear...

Sarah said...

Wow, Susan - this is amazing. . . a fantastic piece!

Emmy said...

wonderful piece of art
I love your blog

justthesmallstuff said...

Wow Susan, you really put a lot of time and thought into this. I have you in my favorits and BTW you're it. I'm tagging you to post 7 random things about yourself on your blog and then tag 7 different people. Have Fun!

arlee said...

I like the fact that the repetition of the nails textile reinforces the theme---same old same old, no matter how the world changes. Poignant and powerful.

MargaretR said...

What a wonderful book Susan and a lovely presentation. That was a very clever and sensitive way of using the rusty nails on silk.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The book is awesome, Susan. And the presentation fit the subjecct. Thanks for sharing this.

Wanda said...

It is fantastic. And I am one of the lucky ones to know that not only does it LOOK fantastic but, if granted the opportunity to see it first hand, it FEELS fantastic as well. And I can imagine the details. And even the smell. You are truly amazing.