This past weekend, I drove out to western Colorado to attend the Artposium, about which I intend to post more as soon as I can.
While there, I stayed and visited with Priscilla GIbson-Roberts. And this is what I brought back with me to my home office:
It's a treasure box. It contains the photos and reference drawings for her book on Cowichan sweaters, originally published in 1989 as Salish Indian Sweaters. The revised edition will include the material in the original edition, additional traditional designs that Priscilla has collected in the past twenty years, and a chapter on Priscilla's own designing process for sweaters that draw on her own family and cultural imagery in the way that the Cowichan sweaters draw on the visual heritage of the Northwest natives who originated this style of sweater.
Here's a peek of what's inside that box:
And here's another:
One of my next tasks is to figure out the best way to convert the negatives to digital positives. It'll be easy once I determine the right resources to use to do the job. I have some places to start asking questions.
The charts for the book were ready a year ago. It will be great to move the project to the next phase!