Cecilia Charlton, Eternal myth and the poetry of the cosmos [fate, future, suture] (triptych), 2021. Commissioned for Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open. Installation view at Jerwood Space. Photo: Anna Arca.
Cecilia Charlton, Eternal myth and the poetry of the cosmos [fate, future, suture] (triptych), 2021. Commissioned for Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open. Installation view at Jerwood Space. Photo: Anna Arca.

Eternal myth and the poetry of the cosmos [fate, future, suture]: Reading List

Cecilia Charlton

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.

Reading List: 

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