Joanna Rogers
Textile Artist

Joanna Rogers. 2022. Fade Far Away. Detail I.

Hand woven. Hand dyed mercerized cotton warp and weft and silk pattern weft. 18" x 15'.

Dyes used: Myrobalan, Weld, Eastern Brazilwood, Pomegranate, Quebracho, Madder, Cochineal.

The Morse Code message contained in this piece is "Fade Far Away" from John Keats' poem Ode to a Nightingale.

Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget

What thou among the leaves hast never known,

The weariness, the fever, and the fret

Here, where men sit and hear each other groan;

Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last gray hairs,

Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies;

Where but to think is to be full of sorrow

And leaden-eyed despairs,

Where Beauty cannot keep her lustrous eyes,

Or new Love pine at them beyond to-morrow.

Joanna Rogers. 2022. Fade Far Away. Detail I.