gold thimble photo-etched with text from Susan Stewart's poem "Cinder", silver thimble, horsehair, glass, paint, wood vitrine
3-1/2 x 33-1/2 x 7-1/2 in. (installedl)
A1) Inscribed on thimble: "Cinder" by Susan Stewart / We needed fire to make / the tongs and tongs to hold / us from the flame; we needed / ash to clean the cloth / and cloth to clean the ash's stain; we needed stars / to find our way, to make / the light that blurred the stars; / we needed death to mark / an end, an end that time / in time could mend. / Born in love, the consequence - / born of love, the need. / Tell me, ravaged singer, / how the cinder bears the seed.
Gift of Ann M. and Chris Stack in honor of Kathy Nagler