Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Light and Dark

Title: All the Light We Cannot See, 12 inches X 12 inches
Materials and techniques: Hanji paper dyed with procion dye, machine stitching, silk screening, fabric markers, packaging from a tea bag (dial on radio), Braille in French knots ("All the light we cannot see")

The paper tore as I unfolded it at the end of the dyeing process. Although the paper took the dye beautifully, it was still fragile. I like the way the light emerges from the dark navy blue scene. Marie-Laure was blind but could see much more than could be expected from a child. Werner was sighted but could not see what his participation in the German army meant. The beautifully written story culminates in their meeting and the light that emerged. Book was written by Anthony Doerr.


  1. I have this in my Audiobooks library and have listened through it several times since the start of the year. Your graphic is perfect; no explanation needed.

  2. So poignant. Stunning. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. Really beautiful, Martha. Makes me finally want to get around to reading the book!

  4. Martha this is a beautiful tribute to one of my favorite books. Just lovely!