Several months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and visiting fiber artist Peg Gignoux. Peg has been working in community with her fiber work for many years, and is somewhat of a magician when it comes to creating a large project and breaking it down into many moving parts.  Her most recent project was working with cancer patients, “Wrap Your Head Around It.”  Gignoux produced over 200 scarves with poems, text, color, pattern and a lot of fiber love. She worked with Grey Brown, a poet that has worked in arts in medicine for many years at Duke University Medical Center.  I first met Brown in 2010 at a conference that she produced for Poetry in Medicine. Gignoux and Brown worked together with poetry, words, and textile art. The scarves that were produced by Peg Gignoux are reflective of her passion for working in community, giving her skills and talent to arts in medicine, and enlivening women with cancer to express their passion through words, poetry, color, and pattern. Below is a picture of Peg Gignoux in her studio. Grey Brown was one of our speakers at the Arts in Medicine Summit in Asheville, 2014.

Peg Gignoux

Peg Gignoux

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