haptic variations (almost a haiku)

Posted: December 23, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Haptic-Haiku-Mo-15Haptic variations (almost a haiku) by Mo 15
vintage buttons, various silks & fine threads from Margaret Johnson, cotton paint rag from Trace Willans, antique lace from Germany, cockatoo feather, zig-zag, hemp, flax, silk & cotton strings
Haptic-Haiki-with-variations-Mo-15the 5 cloth pages could almost be a haptic haiku except there are 5 pages instead of 3 lines and who knows how many syllables … does a wordless book even have syllables?
haptic-haiku-1-Mo-15haptic-haiku-2-Mo15haptic-haiku-3-Mo15haptic-haiku-4-Mo15haptic-haiku-5-Mo15this one fell out of my hands fast this week after simmering for months inspired by Mandy Pattullo’s Cross Patch Button Book,  Jude Hill’s Small Journey cloth pages & Dana’s exquisitely embroidered pages

  1. Christina says:

    Love this. So much to see on every page. Each one has a presence, a sense of company, a gift in contemplation…suspending time and space

  2. sarah says:

    I love these so much.

  3. Aren’t some of the very best makes like that? They just form themselves at your fingertips . . . and this wee wonder is lovely!

  4. speaks volumes of richness and beauty

  5. Eliene says:

    You deserve lots of something good…….you inspire with all of your art works and more than that you give love and sensitivity and good words to many……as you have with me many times over the years. I just love seeing your ‘dreams’ come to fruition…these are something very special. Love ya Mo.

  6. These are such exquisite little pages, so tactile I can almost feel them.

  7. fiona says:

    What a wonderful exploration Mo – wordless hapticity…this will take you many paths and many places me thinks. Go well.

  8. Your wordless book is exquisite. I so appreciate seeing each page up close as though I could touch it. Your stitching always mesmerizes me. I love how you incorporate vine and feathers and knots with your stitches. So inspiring!

  9. Stephanie says:

    So beautiful, Mo. I am always in awe of what you create.

  10. Carol says:

    So beautiful Mo, each and every page speaks your name. You’re making magic again …

  11. coloremartine says:

    You know what Mo? Its so little…..almost nothing and it so beautiful…………..

  12. handstories says:

    A buttonholed booklet…brilliant & beautiful. A handheld poem, to be felt & seen, just grand.

  13. Oh dear witch of the cloth book, how you piece and prettify the strange contents of your world. You are a wonder.

  14. vdbolyard says:

    mo, this is a good book. i’d like to read it, syllables and all. (or no syllables and all)

  15. Liz says:

    Haptic … the perfect word! And your photographs are as close to being able to touch as one could hope for.

  16. ravenandsparrow says:

    Good golly miss molly!….these are just irresistible. There is something about little quick toss-offs that can’t be replicated in larger forms. I think that’s what you are getting at by calling them haikus. They materialize almost by themselves from whatever is at hand in something of the way haikus attempt to capture the evanescence of nature.

  17. deemallon says:

    oh this stuns and moves… it has ‘Mo’ classic elements, but something new here, too. the organic, thready delicacy of shapes… the sense of a story… and the button binding is elegant in its simplicity!

  18. Judy Martin says:

    that buttoned binding invention is wonderful

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