Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open artist Cecilia Charlton has put together a reading list to share the research, ideas and inspirations that have fed into her commission Eternal myth and the poetry of the cosmos [fate, future, suture].
Cecilia’s commission is a large-scale hand-embroidery created using the Bargello needlepoint technique. It draws inspiration from the Greek myth of the Three Fates who spin, allot and cut the thread of life.
Virginia Postrel (2020) The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World. New York; Basic Books
Carl Sagan (1994) Pale Blue Dot. New York; Random House USA Inc.
Ursula K. Le Guin (2019) The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction. Newcastle upon Tyne; Inpress Books
Robin Wall Kimmerer (2020) Braiding Sweetgrass. London; Penguin
Italo Calvino (1994) Cosmicomics. London; Picador
Miranda July (2007) No One Belongs Here More Than You. New York; Simon & Schuster
Frances Morris and Tiffany Bell (2015) Agnes Martin. London; Tate Publishing
Kenneth C. Lindsay and Peter Vergo (1982) Kandinsky: Complete Writings on Art. London; Faber & Faber
Dr. William Beebe (1935) Half Mile Down. San Diego; Harcourt, Brace & Company