22 '' x 40 ''
- I hear the first drops. Like the tapping of a stranger at the door of a dream, the rain changes everything. -
Inspired by the verse novel, 'Out of the Dust' by Karen Hesse about a young woman growing up in a desolate farming community in 1930s Oklahoma, this wall hanging captures that moment when the sky finally breaks over the land, bringing lightness and release, as a drought is relieved.
This hand woven wall hanging was made with a combination of natural and recycled fibers including: wool, alpaca, mohair, jute rope, linen, mohair locks, and sari silk. Each mohair thread of the rain descending from the clouds, was individually hand-knotted on to the tapestry. It is hanging on a hand-sanded oak dowel, suspended by a piece of deerskin leather.