Joanna Rogers
Textile Artist

Joanna Rogers. Oh No No No.

Hand woven. Hand dyed mercerized cotton warp and weft and wool pattern weft. 16" x 15'.

Dyes used: Madder, Cutch, Cochineal, Eastern Brazilwood.

The Morse Code message contained in this piece is "Oh No No No" from Stevie Smith's poem: Not Waving But Drowning".

Nobody heard him, the dead man,

But still he lay moaning:

I was much further out than you thought

And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking

And now he’s dead

It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,

They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always

(Still the dead one lay moaning)

I was much too far out all my life

And not waving but drowning.

Joanna Rogers. Oh No No No.