What would happen if I knit a half-mile blue rope to connect my neighborhood bench to Bellingham Bay? That simple question sparked my three year quest, enchanted a neighborhood, and grew into the book, Skein.
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View photos of the three year project here
Book Summary: Artist Christen Mattix knits a halfmile line from an abandoned bench to Bellingham Bay, opening up a world of interaction with her quirky Fairhaven neighbors. Told with honesty and humor, Skein is a poetic glimpse into Christen’s psyche and a sparkling account of a real neighborhood.
Author: Christen Mattix
Release Date: November 17, 2017
Cover Design: Christen Mattix & Judy Ko
Social Fabric, January 16, 6 pm, 1302 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA 98225
About the Author: Christen Mattix is a community-based artist and writer living in Bellingham, WA. Her visual art has been exhibited at the Whatcom Museum, SAM Gallery, and Smith Vallee Gallery. Her writing was included in Clover: A Literary Rag, Shoreline City Art Zine, and Psalter & Lyre. Skein is Christen’s first book.