The Illuminated Stitch
Land Divided by Law is available in paper and electronic formats at, Quid Pro Books, and other leading sites.
The Illuminatrix is available at, Quid Pro Books, and other leading sites.
Barbara Leibhardt Wester is a textile artist, lawyer, and historian whose work explores how the margins between things that are separate erode, shift, and change over time.

Her interest in how different cultures compete and cooperate in using shared natural resources and political power has resulted in Land Divided by Law (Quid Pro Books, 2014) and a book of fiction, The Illuminatrix (Quid Pro Books, 2012)Examining intersecting and eroding cultural margins and surfaces has been the inspiration for her constructed and deconstructed textiles.

What we create illuminates who we are.
January Work
Yellow Experiment No. 1, 15 x 15," hand dyed cotton and linen, silk thread, glass beads, raffia.
The Life of the City is Underground, 43 x 43," cotton textiles, cotton thread.