Lisa Kokin

Overcast an abstract mixed media work created with thread and book page fragments by Lisa Kokin at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California San Francisco Bay Area - Lisa  Kokin

Overcast, 2011

Mixed media  
22 x 40 in

Thread, stabilizer

Overcast is part of a series of thread drawings organized around related self-help book titles. As in much of my work, the title of the piece is a play on words – overcast refers to both cloudy weather conditions and stitching along the edge of something that prevents fraying.

The text in Overcast is a found poem using the titles of self-help books about women, emotions and mid-life, listed below.

The Good News About Depression
The Be-Happy Attitudes
Happiness is a Choice
From Sad to Glad
Paradoxical Thinking
The Truth About Women
What Smart Women Know
The Sensuous Woman
The Assertive Woman
The Type E Woman
Strong Women Stay Young
Women of a Certain Age
Once Upon a Midlife
New Passages
The Silent Passage: Menopause
The Wisdom of Menopause
The Pause
Oh, To Be 50 Again!

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