Martinez, CA: Lucy Childs, 2017. A unique embroidered artist's book. Lucy’s exquisite embroidered books are inspired by her “exploration of the history, craft, and culture of early American and British sewing samplers, made mostly by young girls to learn the practical craft of sewing but also to learn letters and spelling." Lucy’s beautiful and painstakingly created books are a fitting tribute to and continuation of the craft she honors. Her previous unique books can be found nationally in several artists’ book collections. She states: "Embroidery is the medium I’ve used for my artwork since 2014. Before that I made and exhibited artist’s books, drawings, paintings, and sculptures using a variety of materials." This intricate and superbly realized book, “How a Bandage Works,” shows the progress of healing over time. Lucy writes: "You can imagine the bandage wrapped around a bleeding wound: a big red patch growing smaller and browner with each layer away from the cut. Imagery sewn over and around each blood patch symbolizes the healing taking place. The book is about patience and optimism." This is an accordion book with a cream wool cover. It is embroidered with cotton, silk, rayon, and polyester threads; The book's interior is linen sewn with various colors of cotton, silk, and rayon threads. Open the work is 6 x 28 inches; closed it is 6 x 8 inches.Housed in a custom grey cloth covered clamshell box with a cream wool label. In fine condition. ARTISTSB/051021.