Wednesday, January 6, 2016

millennium journal

inner sonnet

lucky me

personal language

quiet myth

zen ecstasy

most of november

winter solstice

from March 14 2006

This project is an attempt to record and recognize each day of the turn of the millennium between November 1998 and February 2001.

It was empowering and meditative to invent a personal code for those three years using an alphabet of symbols. Three pieces of cloth acted as a base for the others; a large red square for the calendar month, a blue or gray square representing the weather and thirdly, a smaller one dyed the colours of a human body. On top of these constants are a variety of fabrics in torn or cut shapes that vary with the daily events. For example, a leaf shape is the symbol for a perfect day. A triangle shape represents time spent parenting one or more of my 4 children, each a different colour. A sheer piece of fabric tells me that the ice was in.


  1. What a wonderful -- and lovely -- project! What methods did you use to attach the pieces to the base? Were all the pieces fabric? I want to see it up close, quiz you, experience it. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. thank you! I am seriously considering getting this huge project out again and working on it. I kept the journal for over 2 years, which means there would be 24 months - I only completed 8 of them.