Tapestry Lunchbox 1

With Christiane Wustinger and Martin Kubaczek
Unique: 1994
26″ x 9″ x 3″ and 18″ x 8.5″ x 2″


First in a series of paper, gobelin weaving and poetry collaborative artist books, published in 1994. The gobelin-leporello is designed and executed by Christiane Wustinger, Austria; the haiku in German is by Martin Kubaczek, Japan; watermarked cotton and iris papers, book and box construction are by Robbin Ami Silverberg, USA.

These books are dialogues between 3 different media, each with its unique perspective on text.

The haiku reads:

Du strickst in Wolle
Ich in w├Ârten; dein Handschuh
Gegen mein Gedicht.

You knit (together) in wool
I in words; your gloves.
Against my poetry.