Anastasia Smirnova

A Story About a Night

Class of: 2027

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Embroidery, Sewing, Felting

Faculty: Wendy Letven

Prompt: Create an artist's book

My artist’s book is a handmade artwork which develops the subject of the inner warmth in every person’s life. This artwork is made out of 22 embroidery pieces with the use of my own text and images illustrating it which creates an impression of reading a fairytale. The main goal of it is to make people think of a bright future ahead of them and calm down while holding a soft piece of art in their hands.My book tells my personal story of a trip in Ireland with one precious person. I am telling the story about seeing lights in the darkness as a metaphor of a bright future ahead, even if it is a hard time now. I want my book to transfer the warmth and that’s why I want to do it entirely handmade.