Our Last Cry

Our Last Cry

Artist: Joanna Rogers

Title: Our Last Cry

Attribution: Our Last Cry. 2022. Joanna Rogers

Year: 2022

Materials: Mercerized cotton, wool,

Dimensions: 17" x 15'

Image Statement: This is one of ten weavings which comprise The Chorus. The warp and tabby weft are dyed in indigo while the pattern weft is dyed with madder, marigolds and 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 messgae Our Last Cry from the last morse code message sent by the Frech navy. The phrases I have chosen to weave in this series are all exhortations our endangered species could be silently screaming as they go extinct.