lighter than air leaning into the light

Posted: July 26, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, Lace
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leaning-into-the-light-Mo-2014“lighter than air leaning into the light” Mo 2014
“whisper”silk organza from Beautiful Silks stitched with silk & linen thread
leaning-into-the-light-detail-Mo-2014I started this piece back in 2013 but didn’t know what it was until my friend Richard visited yesterday. I was showing him Sea Dreaming, Path of Heart (handle with care) and the Talinistic Crow Eye Amulet when he suggested that this one is a neckpiece too
black-and-white-continued-2014he named it “Lighter than air”… the “leaning into the light” happened this morning as I finished it off remembering these words from Barry Lopez

“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.”
 – Barry Lopez, “Arctic Dreams”
  1. Dana says:

    This is indeed a whisper. Is it forming or dissolving? I also love the shadow it casts….the whisper of a whisper.

  2. Carol says:

    The words that came to mind were misty, ephemeral, luminous… Barely there yet with the strength found in all your work. Big smile…

  3. Judy Martin says:

    This is very lovely, Mo. I also read previous post and appreciated the thoughts – how do we keep creating objects in this world, I wonder sometimes. But creating is the most nourishing thing I do for myself, and maybe for others. It’s such a paradox – we don’t need more objects really, but we do need to create.

    So glad that you made this.

  4. Liz says:

    As I wrote on Considering Weave, this is “gossamer” … a beautiful word for a beautiful piece. Kudos!

  5. aliak77 says:

    so beautiful. I like how you have 2 shelves of books on cats too

  6. Sometimes things simply are. they exist in their own logic without explanation. How will the piece be sup[ported when you take the hoop away? I want to see ligjht coming through it always. Love Barry Lopez.

    • Mo Crow says:

      it’s a neckpiece now Michele the ends of the strings tie around the back of the neck & it sits on the chest like “an invisible breastplate” (thanks for the descriptive Jude !) or a bib to be less poetic

  7. Lovely to see the whole piece here. There is an angelic lightness to it.

  8. handstories says:

    It’s like a whisper of a cloud, just lovely.

  9. Valerianna says:

    This is beautiful, Mo… love the delicacy. Reminds me of cobwebs.

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