Artist: Joanna Rogers
Title: Oh No No No
Attribution: Oh No No No. 2022. Joanna Rogers
Materials: Mercerized cotton and wool
Dimensions: 17" x 15'
Image Statement: This is one of ten weavings which comprise The Chorus. The warp and tabby weft are dyed with madder, cutch and cochineal while the pattern weft is dyed with sappanwood. Each weaving in The Chorus contains a message in morse code which is woven into the structure of the piece using a traditional summer and winter pattern. This piece contains the message Oh No No No comes from the poem Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith. The phrases I have chosen to weave in this series are all exhortations our endangered species could be silently screaming as they go extinct.