Friday, 22 April 2011
Proverbs altar frontal
Thus several people took up the invitation to embroider a square to illustrate a proverb or theme from Proverbs. Then I sewed them all together, interspersed with a green lattice suggestive of the rural environment for which the book seems to have been produced, maybe aimed at helping young farmers choose a suitable wife. The off-centre look is deliberate: it is an invitation to see the thing (the book? the frontal?) as unfinished so that we may ourselves be woven into it. No-one handed in a depiction Lady Folly; I ended up doing that one myself.