Lenore Tawney: Signs on the Wind

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essay by Holland Carter
Pomegranate
8.25" x 8.25", 95 pages, 2002


Lenore Tawney is known for her three-dimensional weavings, monumental fiber sculptures, multi-media constructions andrichly detailed collages, including the dozens of postcard collages presented here. Tawney's postcards "can be read as treatises or valentines," writes Holland Cotter, in the volume's essay. "And 'reading' is literally what they invite. Every collage is ornamented with words in addresses, postmarks, stamps, inscriptions, printed texts. Many of the words are hard, if not impossible, to decipher; the manuscript pages Tawney uses are often in arcane languages and antique scripts; her own handwriting is somethimes so small as to be a species of micrography, with words and phrases spun out 
as little more than threads of black ink."

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