Book Reviews

Book Reviews

The Selkie: Weaving & The Wild Feminine

“I have just finished reading your book. My heart is pounding and big with Love and awe. I hold a piece of Magic in my hands.” K.B.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you Imogen! I so love your book…. so wild, raw, real and loving!” K.W.

“Thank you so much for your AMAZING book! As soon as I opened it I felt overcome with emotion – Even the title stirred the wild feminine within me! The words, images and textile art amazed and delighted me. So much of what you wrote about the effects of pregnancy, birth, new roles and mental health challenges, resonated with me.” S.M.

“Thank you for your beautiful gift of a book Imogen – what stunning weaving, photographs, women, ideas and all of it. Bless you and well done.” R.S.

“ A tender feast of story, essay, textiles and photography all woven together in a book, and with extra special postcards in the back as well. I wish I had been able to come to the exhibition it accompanies, but the book stands on it’s own as a beautiful and lovingly crafted work of art.” B.E.

“Utterly delighted to receive a copy of The Selkie: Weaving & The Wild Feminine. Thank you, Imogen, I love it. In particular, I love the carefully articulated relationship between text, image and texture – the book and cards feel and look so lovingly crafted. And they even smell good. What an achievement!” E.S.

“The accompanying book to the exhibition invites the reader to consider their own re-interpretation of the myth within, and to carry the story and the intention forward to create a re-telling of this ancient tale in each of us. The book beautifully holds the story of Selkie alongside the story of Imogen and how her work holds her together – an idea that most artist makers will identify fully with. There are poems, intensely narrative photographs and an essay by Imogen on the themes in her work. Heartfelt and strong, I urge you to find a copy and read it – and let the words and images carry on wards, as folklore always does.” K.S.