Diana Weymar | This Too Shall Pass
This Too Shall Pass, 2020
Embroidery on linen
13 x 13 inches
Edition of 26
Stitched in New York City
It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! -Abraham Lincoln, 1859
THIS TOO SHALL PASS
Planthouse is pleased to announce the publication of This Too Shall Pass by Diana Weymar, published in an edition of 26 on the occasion her exhibition at the gallery Tiny Pricks Project, October 22 – November 21, 2020.
Tiny Pricks Project is a public art project created in 2018 and curated by Diana Weymar that is now a collection of over 3,500 pieces. Contributors from around the world stitch are stitching Donald Trump’s words into vintage textiles, creating the material record of the language of his presidency and of the movement against it. Tiny Pricks Project holds a creative space in a tumultuous political climate. The collection counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter and other social media, with the textiles that embody warmth, craft, permanence, civility, and a shared history. The daintiness and integrity of each piece stand in stark contrast to his presidency.
Diana Weymar is an artist and activist. She grew up in the wilderness of Northern British Columbia, studied creative writing at Princeton University, and worked in film in New York City. She has created projects with Build Peace (in Nicosia, Bogota, Zurich, Belfast and the US/Mexico border), the Arts Council of Princeton, the Nantucket Atheneum, the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst, the University of Puget Sound, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), the Peddie School, Open Arts Space (Damascus, Syria), Trans Tipping Point Project (Victoria, BC), New York Textile Month, Textile Arts Center (Brooklyn, NY), The Wing (NYC and SF), and Alison Cornyn’s Incorrigibles project, as well as Syrian journalist and activist Mansour Omari. She is a judge / presenter for All Stitched Up at the University of Puget Sound.