Wednesday, August 22, 2012

discover new oceans

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
—André Gide (1932–2009)

Another variation of kiku called reverse, or inverted, kiku, with the kiku points at the equator. Still making me think of temples and Islamic calligraphy and architecture. The colors of this one were chosen in a "stream of consciousness" way, colors that remind me of the beauty of oil on the surface of water.

Thread wrap in violet blue (called pansy). S10 division in perle cotton. Embroidery in eight shades of greens golds, pumpkin, violet, etc. The quote by André Gide is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 10.5 inches / 27 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.59 cm. Completed 22 August 2012 (no. 141).

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