FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition
Dimensions closed: 12” x 9” x 5”
Materials: watercolor paper, ink, fusible interfacing
Artist resides in Boise, Idaho
The inspiration for this book was a visit to a giant redwood tree, the mother of a grove of redwoods. My own mother had passed away just a few weeks prior, and she was very much like this tree: a resilient presence who created an endlessly renewable ecosystem that sustains further generations. I wrote the loosely rhyming story in as few words as possible, without beginning or end, and illustrated it to balance daylight/darkness and life/stillness. The moebius strip form is a literal expression of infinity, and reinforces the meaning of the story. Fabricating it was a unique challenge, but well worth the effort for its sculptural qualities.
Amy Siedenstrang (Boise, Idaho)
Amy Siedenstrang is a writer and artist from Boise, Idaho. She recently retired as the art director of a global non-profit where she designed a wide range of publications from calendars to textbooks. After 35 years of working in front of a computer, her passions now are hands-on media including ink, pencil, paint, writing, book design, fiber arts, travel, and gardening.