This piece was inspired by the story of the Earth Mother Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Persephone's return to earth from the Underworld every spring brings joy to her mother and causes Demeter to shed her garments of winter and mourning and return the earth to growth and abundance.
Demeter wears a coat knit of mohair and hand stitched pants of dupioni silk. She cradles a bouquet of hand felted flowers in her arms. She is approximately 20" tall and hangs on the wall.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This is a new piece for the show next month at The Sow's Ear Studio and Gallery. It was inspired by my lifelong love of horses and the sky. It is 19" tall and has a clay head with a felted body. The hair is angora goat hair from the Big Sky country, Montana. I am calling it "Caballo de Cielo" which translates to either Horse of Sky or Horse of Heaven as Cielo can mean either sky of heaven.