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A Weaver's Journal of Michigan's Endangered Wildflowers

Carol Irving's avatar Carol Irving

First and foremost, I am a weaver and I speak in yarn and color. Speaking in this language of fiber can be a challenging endeavor, but the fiber speaks to me too. This current series of woven panels, so named, is “A Weaver's Journal of Endangered Wildflowers”. Like a botanist or naturalist who is out in the field collecting specimens, taking photos, and making quick sketches in their journal, I am mimicking those actions. This series is like a journey, connecting me to my roots of botanical studies and love of plants and wildflowers. I have accepted the challenge: turning woven yarn into soil, forest litter, plants and leaves. Concerned for the future of all threatened species, Michigan’s Wildflowers are near and dear to me. Michigan has many unique habitats and is home to many endangered and special species of plants. This woven series of Michigan’s Endangered Wildflowers will bring attention to their threatened and sometimes endangered status. This series is a reflection of my interests, travels and research in the botanical world of Michigan. With this field guide of woven panels, I hope to bring attention to Michigan's many Wildflowers and those that we are in danger of losing.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Fiber
  • Width: 42 feet
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 6 feet