The Red Thread I & II
A mixture of family and National Geographic archival photographs, vintage documents and correspondence, and embroidery.
Machine stitched and accordeon fold.
Merit Award in the "In the Red" exhibition at The Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Susie Kantor, Juror Statement “In the Red”:
Merike van Zanten uses red sparingly in her Blue Chip I & II, choosing to highlight elements of her handmade book. Here the red seems to call attention to the book’s materials as well as its emotional impact.