The Moon Star

Posted: September 5, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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moon-star-Mo15The Moon Star by Mo 15 (scale app 2:1)
cane toad skin, sea shell, wishbone, grapevine tendrils, mother of pearl button, vintage glass and clay beads from Africa and Peru, turquoise, feathers, indigo dyed shibori moon on silk velvet by Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth, indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis Shibori Girl, Gütermann white silk thread and vintage Silkworm thread from Margaret Johnson
Moon-Star-detail-Mo15looney detail
Moon-Star-back-Mo15back of the moon star (scale app 2:1)
filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary and lemon scented eucalyptus
she makes me laugh remembering the first Moonstar inspired by my Dutch friend Tilly wondering about the meaning of the English word “monster”

  1. Liz says:

    How can I even begin to find words for this? Your vision is beyond amazing … even more so, your ability to bring the vision to reality.

  2. coloremartine says:

    Mo i’m sure you must have some fantastic dreams………….

    • Mo Crow says:

      & still so many dream things that want to be made as Audrey Niffenegger wrote in “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (p274)
”The compelling thing about making art … is the moment when the vaporous, insubstantial idea becomes a solid there, a thing, a substance in a world of substances…”
and therein lies the difference between the creative process and madness… it’s in the ability to get the wild dreaming into a substance and out into the world in a way that connects to other people’s hearts minds and souls… sometimes a piece can feel so magical in the making but somehow in the translation it loses it’s muchness and falls flat… those are what I call the broken winged dreams but it’s always worth another try to get them to fly ahe?

      • coloremartine says:

        Yes and there always comes another night with new dreams………..

        • Mo Crow says:

          there’s the new dreams every night & still so many old dreams that still want to be made in the pipeline… some have fallen by the wayside like the life size carved carousel horse… I should have made that one when I lived out in the bush with the gentle woodworkeer who had all the tools and the purpose built studio…

  3. deemallon says:

    agree with Liz — this is so unique and amazing… it looks to me like it is about to walk away. You’re on fire right now!

  4. Carol says:

    What an amazing transformation for a cane toad! You can find beauty everywhere, Mo, what a talent you have! This is just wonderful.

  5. Dotti says:

    BEAUTIFUL Mo! I just love every bit about it!

  6. and that oh so tender seeming space at the back is filled with such healing things… wondrous! Have been thinking much about this special and magical talismanic work of yours..
    And I just love that woodcut too…

    • Mo Crow says:

      making the talismans and amulets is a lifelong dream with the moon, I just wish I could find the provenance for that woodcut it is on the cover of “The Lunar Almanac” by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (1991) with no credit as to who it was by or when it was cut…

  7. ahh, mo, so this is what you do with these weird skins!

    • Mo Crow says:

      hehe! the texture of the cane toad skin is so alien yet quite beautiful too, the strangest piece of leather is made of 45 chicken legs… I bought it back in March and am still considering what sort of voodoo will come out of it

  8. handstories says:

    Your creations are always so alive…pulsing…this is really brilliant (in all the definitions of that word).

  9. fiberels says:

    Your amulet and drawn star-moon are wonderful !

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