Lucy Childs – A Blustery Day on Quiet Island

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition

Completed 2019
Editions: 1
Dimensions: 6” x 22” open; 6” x 11” closed
Materials: cotton thread on linen, wool backing and wool cover; cloth-covered clamshell box
Artist resides in Martinez, California

Blustery Day on Quiet Island is a clamshell box with an accordion book inside that depicts a beach on the island on a typical blustery day. Blustery windy days on Quiet Island are those in-between weather days (gusty and wild but not hurricane) where being outside is fine, and even enjoyable. The imaginary Quiet Island is within the sweep of the North Atlantic Drift of the Gulf Stream and inside a protective arm of land. Under the accordion book is a card with an image of the island on its cover and a description of the island inside.

Lucy Childs  (Martinez, California)

Lucy Childs is an artist who works with embroidery on fabric to create accordion artist’s books and also wall pieces. The embroidery depicts the narrative and is sometimes used for text to enhance the narrative or scene represented. Her embroidered accordion books are in university special collections libraries and in the Bainbridge Island Arts Museum.