Sophia in Autumn.
I recently read about seekers of wisdom approaching a window where the Goddess of Wisdom, Sophia, will reveal glimpses of herself. I have been contemplating how Sophia reveals herself in the different seasons of our lives. Autumn is the season in which my husband harvests hay, so the background of this piece is a woven square of baler twine. The foreground is copper wire that has been crocheted with bullion knots to represent the harvest, as well as being woven. There is a tiny figure on the lower left hand side, approaching Sophia. Sophia is carved and burned on wood. Tatted lace (in copper wire and cotton thread) embellishes the window. Wooden leaves hang below. Another image of Sophia is behind glass in the sky. Perhaps it is the moon, perhaps it is another aspect of wisdom and compassion.
Sophia in Summer.
I recently read about seekers of wisdom approaching a window where the Goddess of Wisdom, Sophia, will reveal glimpses of herself. I have been contemplating how Sophia reveals herself in the different seasons of our lives. Summer is the season that is the most fleeting in our part of the world, and is meant to be gloried in during it's brief visit. The foreground is copper wire that has been woven. Sophia wears a crown of simple crocheted flowers. She is carved and burned on wood. Crocheted copper wire flowers and leaves hang below. This homage to Sophia is a prayer for wisdom and compassion to blossom and unfold abundantly.
Winter Flight is a 'wall doll' that I made to honor some work that my son has been doing. The head is a piece of driftwood with the face burned on it. The body is woven copper wire and nylon cords. The arms are seaweed. The tail is crocheted copper wire embellished with a Maori seashell fishing hook. The heart is made of large steel fish hooks.
Spring Nesting is in honor of my daughter and her husband creating their new nest in the sweet little house they have just bought and are bringing back to life. My daughter loves birds. The head is a piece of driftwood that she saw as being a bird's head. That was the leaping off point for the piece. The arms are seaweed. The hat is crocheted copper wire. The wings and body are woven copper wire. The tail is crocheted copper wire. The heart is a citrine crystal.