The Touch Stone

Posted: May 10, 2015 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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touch stone-Mo-15The Touch Stone by Mo 2015
river stone, glove leather, vintage velvet, black linen and red silk threads, feather, clay and glass beads
9cm H x 7cm W touch stone by-Mo-15made in response to seeing Dominic Wilcox’s 24ct gold leafed skimming stones
in the V&A’s exhibition of “What is Luxury”?

  1. deemallon says:

    gorgeous. one and the other. together. apart.

    • Mo Crow says:

      when I saw the gold leafed skimming stones they resonated deeply, the lust factor kicked in big time & I wanted one but then I thought about how I really don’t like covering stones with paint or felt or crochet I love them just as they are, it was fun to honour the stone with all the different textures of the covering, an exploration of the tactile, it’s almost sexy exploring the surfaces with my eyes closed

  2. jude says:

    wow mo. nice!

    • Mo Crow says:

      thanks for visiting Jude, next time I use this leather I will try using silk or perhaps Gutermann upholstery thread (an old favourite) the linen makes an interesting contrast but it’s difficult to make even stitches & I want to have a go at making some gloves!

  3. Carol says:

    How beautiful, Mo, it seems a perfect match.

  4. margaret johnson says:

    mmmmm, stones……….ox

  5. fiberels says:

    Would love to touch it Mo 😉

    (The Solomon’s Seal is not our wild one, but a garden variety, this one’s bigger (up to 60 cm) The fun part is I got it when my (best) garden friend’s sister moved (back) to Australia three years ago … . she took a lot of plants out of her garden, as presents for her sister and me 😉 !)

    • Mo Crow says:

      ah such a magic plant, tried growing it many years ago but our summers are too hot here in Sydney, we can’t grow peonies, snakeshead fritillarias or blue Tibetan poppies either… may have to live in a cool climate one year just to do that in this lifetime!

  6. mutabilia says:

    i always have a stone close by.

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