My book was created on cloth that was dyed with indigo, screen printed, embroidered, and sewn. I show plants local to PA, as well as pollinators that may be seen in PA. I used cloth because I want viewers to handle the book and be comfortable interacting with it. Insects all have different roles to play and are all crucial to the survival of a variety of plant life and to our own survival. Despite this, people see bugs only for their potential to harm. I believe that any type of positive interaction with nature can help improve our relationship with the natural world.
RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.
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