THREADS THAT BIND US
- EARTH ELEGIES -
I

Yeshiva University Museum
Woman of Valor Exhibition
"Aishet Hayil"

 

 

 

An early Landsat satellite image was used as a reference source
to create a large 1978 painting of the Niagara Falls area,
the site of the Love Canal disaster
upon our return to our
Yaddo
Residency Fellowships

It was hung from the ceiling
above the framework
used to create the
Tapestry of Hope




 

 

Tapestry of Hope

poem
was written as an invitation
for visitors to be an interactive part of the
Threads That Bind Us

installation

It invited them to participate
in the weaving of a tapestry
while contemplating our
individual responsibility
for the
future well being of the Earth

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Front Room

It has been interactively online
since viewart's 1994 inception

All poems received online throughout
In The Beginning
Earth Elegies III

installation at
Barnsdall Art Park
were printed
and
placed within an onsite book

Evolution: A Tapestry of Hope

 

Rear Room

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The full body x-ray
was  used as a charting device
to depict the timeframe
of the doubling of the
Earth's population

You can see how close
the bars have become
depicting the rapidity
of this acceleration
at an alarmingly
increasing rate

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These are images
from our body of work
on the 1978
Love Canal
toxic disaster

They are a reminder
that we are
all married
to the Earth

 

Will you teach your children what we have taught our children?
That the earth is our mother?
What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.

~ Chief Seattle

We reget not posting this quote within the installation
as so few saw the thread
at that time

 


Intertwined within the fabric

   

Threads of many colors

   

Savored for the moment

   

Our place in the universe

 

Man is but a strand
in the web of life

 

 



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