Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own and Other Essays
I have had a love of Virginia Woolf for a long time, and see her work as seminal to the formation of much feminist thought. A Room of One's Own exemplifies this influence, with Woolf speaking to what is necessary in order for women to create art. She talks about a ripple effect that happens when one woman's voice is amplified; suddenly it becomes much more possible for others to be heard. I chose to embroider modern authors I admire on the covers, while Woolf appears on the doublures, providing a foundation that has helped to form the world into which these female voices have emerged.
Covered in goatskin with buffalo back-pared onlays, buffalo edge-to-edge doublures, hand embroidery, linen endbands, paste papers flyleaves by the binder, acrylic edge decoration. 9.75 x 6.25 x 2 inches. 24.5 x 16 x 5 centimeters. Created 2018.