Artist: Joanna Rogers
Title: Save Our Souls
Attribution: Save Our Souls. 2021. Joanna Rogers
Materials: Mercerized cotton hand dyed with natural dyes, hand woven
Dimensions: 18" x 15'
Image Statement: I used a traditional Summer and Winter block pattern to weave the message "Save Our Souls" in Morse Code. The message can be read both horizontally and vertically and is picked out in the pink (cochineal), orange (madder) and burgundy (eastern brazilwood) blocks. I am fascinated by non-verbal antiquated modes of communication like morse code and semaphore. The message in this piece silently screams, over and over, the fate of our endangered species.