Inspiration always comes to me from the natural world. I made this piece after seeing a lunar eclipse. I remember my son and I driving around after sunset, searching for the perfect spot, scanning the skies for a glimpse of the moon as it slowly disappeared. This was a little over a year into the pandemic and it was the most excitement we’d had in a long time. And then watching the moon transform in the sky took us out of that stressful moment in time and connected us to the larger universe.
I decided to create something to capture that night. A textile piece about the moon’s beauty but also its power, as something familiar yet deeply mysterious. It began with me cutting and arranging various naturally dyed fabrics— indigo, avocado, oak and madder dyed— into a kind of moon flag. The dark and light shapes came together, the black raw silk like the velvety darkness, naturally dyed warm tones on linen and cotton radiating out the warm glow of an eclipse. This piece reflects on the moon as a place of strength and comfort amidst the chaos.
Parker uses Indigo dye to create the blue semicircles and crescents, showing the moon as it moves through the phases of eclipse. Indigo is similar in it’s alchemical process to cyanotype which uses the light of the sun to print handmade patterns into fabric, a process pioneered by 19th century botanist Anna Atkins. Parker’s two debut 20x200 editions—Catskill Prairie and Bi-coastal—also employ this method resulting in bright bursts of plant patterns. Between the sun, silks, botanicals, blooms and now the moon, we can say that Parker’s art practice is truly universal.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches and maximum of 2.5” to allow for framing.
Innova Soft White Cotton IFA 15
8"x10" | edition of 10
11"x14" | edition of 150
16"x20" | edition of 25
20"x24" | edition of 10
30"x40" | edition of 5