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Jen Bervin's Emily Dickinson Quilts


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:

Proteus Gowanus
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.

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Reader Comments (6)

This is fascinating: poetry and quilting, literature and art combined. Thankyou for showing it!
May 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
BEAUTIFUL quilt! amazing! Would love to see more- her website doesn't seem to show them....thanks for posting this!
May 12, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkate
Also, I would LOVE to take my 4 year old grandson's drawings and beginning writings and make a little quilt for his mom- how can I transfer those to fabric?
May 12, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkate
beautiful, beautiful. wish i could see this in person.
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjen
Looks amazing, thanks for posting this, it's given me an idea...
May 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
melt my heart.
May 16, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlaura r.
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