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tapestry by ziejka, declaration of independence, ziejka art
Declaration of Independence
wool tapestry: handspun, hand-dyed wool weft, linen warp
46" x 39"

Do words and old documents have a soul? They may. I believe words can and do have a soul. If they can dip into the transcendental or "unified source", if you will, and return from that ethereal place with something that moves us in a positive and even aspirational way – that speaks of a soul – because they move us beyond words and into the universal.

In this woven work, a tapestry, Ziejka interpreted a historical document and realized it as a contemporary meditative piece; turning letters into symbols woven mark-by-mark carrying the message beyond the literal. The viewer experiences the striking and reverential qualities which carry a gravitas beyond mere words themselves and now even beyond the document itself.

K. H. Breslin