Heike Gerbig came to textiles late, after a long career as a writer and editor in Berlin.
Now she weaves and stitches words into her works, using fragments of poems and random thoughts, as if presenting part of a story that has lost its beginning and has no end.
Fragmentary also are the pieces of salvaged cloth and paper that she uses, subtly coloured with natural dyes and painstakingly hand stitched. Vague figures, traced like the shadow of a lost image, add another layer of mystery with freehand machine embroidery and long, loose threads.
With thanks to Heike for generously sharing her images.