Lisa Kokin, "Fauxliage: No Birds Sing", 2011. Thread, wire, page fragments from Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson 70 x 24 x 8 in. Courtesy of the artist and Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. http://www.thecjm.org/on-view/in-the-past/do-not-destroy-trees-art-and-jewish-thought/about
'Amnesia' detail - art by Lisa Kokin; this work is "Fauxliage" – fake leaves made from BOOK PAGES that have been SEWN to resemble Fall leaves; the artist chose the gingko leaf for the plant's use to improve memory and Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring as a metaphor that 'historical amnesia allows the repetition of past mistakes...'
*Sewnnews, AMAZING!!! Embroidered New York Times Photos by Lauren DiCioccio - http://laughingsquid.com/sewnnews-embroidered-new-york-times-photos-by-lauren-dicioccio/?utm_source=feedburner_medium=feed_campaign=Feed%3A+laughingsquid+%28Laughing+Squid%29_content=Google+Reader