“Pearls of Wisdom”

Mixed media textile art The journey to adulthood can be difficult, no matter what your species. Even mermaids need advice and encouragement from their older, wiser relatives. This piece was inspired by hearing the phrase “pearls of wisdom” as a theme. I immediately imagined the scene of a mature mermaid dispensing advice and encouragement to younger relatives. I wanted to […]

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“We Must Not Look at Goblin Men”

Mixed media art quilt We must not look at goblin men,We must not buy their fruits:Who knows upon what soil they fedTheir hungry, thirsty roots? (from Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti) This piece is based on Goblin Market, Christina Rossetti‘s long narrative poem about temptation, seduction, courage and sisterly devotion. Although Rossetti herself insisted the poem was intended solely as […]

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“Elemental”

Quartet of mixed media art quilts Alchemists and philosophers determined that the world was created of four basic elements and that for each, there existed a creature made of, and attuned to, that element. Elemental brings together the four alchemical elements – earth, air, fire and water – with their associated cardinal points, astrological signs, colours and seasons. These four small […]

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