Artist Jen Bervin shared exciting news with us: one of her incredible sewn artworks is on display here in New York through July. "Composite Marks of Emily Dickinson’s Fascicle 28” is one of an ongoing series of large quilts transposing the reclusive nineteenth century poet's private notations into stitches (a detail of one is shown above).
We highly recommend seeing Bervin's work in person, so make your way to the show at:
543 Union Street @ Nevins Street Gate
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Gallery Hours:Thurs/Fri 3 6 p.m; Sat/Sun 12 6 p.m.
Emily Dickinson wrote and lived in Massachussetts between 1830 and 1886. This poem was first published in 1924 as part of the Collected Poems under the title XXXI:
NATURE rarer uses yellow
Than another hue;
Saves she all of that for sunsets,—
Prodigal of blue,
Spending scarlet like a woman,
Yellow she affords
Only scantly and selectly,
Like a lover’s words.