Artist: Joanna Rogers
Title: Each Slow Dusk
Attribution: Each Slow Dusk. 2021. Joanna Rogers
Materials: Mercerized cotton and silk hand dyed with natural dyes, hand woven.
Dimensions: 18" x 15'
Image Statement: I used a traditional Summer and Winter block pattern to weave the message "Each Slow Dusk" in Morse Code. The message can be read both horizontally and vertically and is picked out in the yellow blocks. I am fascinated by non-verbal antiquated modes of communication like morse code and semaphore. The message in this piece silently screams, over and over, the fate of our endangered species. Each Slow Dusk is the first half of the last line of "Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen.