The Pine Room

Pine_Room
The Pine Room

A cyanotype fiberart wallhanging depicting my grandparents as I was always seated between them in the small kitchen addition lined with heavy tongue-and-groove pine boards. We would sit, eat, and often play Scrabble. Their scores were recorded on old ledger paper and while Grandma would take a half hour to strategically play, say, “C-A-T”, Papa would draw a cartoon of her in the margin. You can tell who won by the smile or frown. Pertinent domestic objects are embroidered in the space between them and elsewhere, serving as functional and iconic quilting stitches holding the layers together.

ScrabbleScores_web

Source document.

ScrabbleScores_detail_web

Source document detail. Neither a frown nor a smile when the final score is close. 

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