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52 Weeks of Printmaking on Textiles: Week 9

Vintage Velvet, Embroidery & Silkscreens

This week's book See Us is about bringing to light that which has been in the dark.
Textile page: See Us poem on the left.  Hand embroidery on the right
See Us,  is also the title of the main poem in the book.  I silkscreened the poem on the textile page.  When the text was dry, I hand embroidered glass beads to the page.
Pale ink silkscreened on vintage navy velvet
To further the motif of "see us" I printed many of the images with a pale ink on the dark velvet.  This created haunting, ghost-like imagery.
"See Us" textile  book
The finished book: The poetic interweaving of rare African textiles, modern fibers, original imagery, and poetry.  

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