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The Bustle in a House :: 22" x 30"
BFK Rives 280 cream paper :: collage :: hand stitching

This is a piece from my solo show A Common Thread. Somehow I never posted an image of this work which is extremely meaningful to that series. A hand stitched piece based on the poem The Bustle in a House, by Emily Dickinson. The original poem reads:

The Bustle in a House
The Morning after Death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon Earth—

 

The Sweeping up the Heart
And putting Love away
We shall not want to use again
Until Eternity.


I chose to omit certain words towards the end of the poem to reflect my body of work and the feelings I was coping with at the time. My piece reads:

The Bustle in a House
The Morning after Death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon Earth—

 

Sweeping  
Love away
Until Eternity.

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