16″ x 13″ x1.5″
Japanese & handmade papers, red willow twigs, silk and cotton thread, text from an old family record of births and deaths. Crochet, hand stitching, machine sewing, embroidery.
Nestler talks about the young souls that inhabit what used to be called “limbo”. The text comes from and old record keeping book of “births and deaths” from the early 19th century. It was very common back then to lose a child before he/she could reach its first 3 years of existence.