Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vision of the Night

Today is the reveal of the first project of our new group Art Squared.  The theme (chosen by yours truly) this time is "Mystical".  The works can be any medium, but must be in a square format with a minimum size of 6x6 and maximum 12x12.  "Vision of the Night" is my interpretation.

"Vision of the Night"

The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word "Mystical" is the Moon.  Much of my work incorporates images of the moon.  In this piece, I combined the "Wadjet" or "eye of Horus" with the phases of the moon.

Horus was a sky god whose eyes, it was said were the sun and the moon. Ancient myth describes a battle between Horus and Seth, in which Horus' right eye was torn out.  Thoth, the god of magick, restored Horus' eye.  It is said the myth relates to the waxing and waning of the moon, during which the moon appears to have been torn out of the sky before being restored once every lunar month.

The base fabric background was dyed with fiber reactive dyes. The eye is painted with Pro Chemical textile paints and Jacquard Lumiere.  The moons are black and white Dupion silk and are machine appliqued to the background.

The batting is Quilters Dream Puff and it is quilted with Superior metallic and silk threads. Lastly, it was mounted on stretcher bars.

Be sure to head over to the Art Squared group blog to see the fabulous work of the other artists.

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