Crow Eye Amulets

Posted: September 11, 2016 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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crow-eye-amulet-iCrow Eye Amulet I Mo15
black Italian glove leather, vintage mother of pearl button, bat claw, emu feather, black barnacle, silk steel wrapped grapevine tendril, black glass beads, waxed linen thread & leather cord filled with a rose bud & sprig of lavender wrapped in red silk
crow-eye-amulet-iiiCrow Eye Amulet III Mo15
glass crow eye and feathers lampworked by Kathy Dorfer, black Italian glove leather, linen thread, glass beads, beading cord, filled with rose petals for love, lemon scented gum for spirit of place, lavender for healing & rosemary for remembrance all wrapped up in raw red silk and every knot made with magical intent
crow-eye-amulet-ivCrow Eye Amulet IV Mo15
black Italian glove leather, glass, clay & bone beads, pentacle buttons, vintage ostrich feathers, linen and silk threads, bat claw, beading cord filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon scented eucalyptus
crow-eye-amulet-vCrow Eye Amulet V Mo15
black Italian glove leather, linen thread, Avril washi mall yarn, Dairing Galaxy yarn,
vintage silk button with eyelet lace applique, glass beads, vintage ostrich feather, bat claw
filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon myrtle
crow-eye-amulet-viCrow Eye Amulet VI Mo15
black Italian glove leather, linen, silk, vintage silk button with eyelet lace applique, glass beads, emu feather, filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon myrtle
crow-eye-amulet-viiCrow Eye Amulet VII Mo15
black Italian glove leather, linen thread, glass beads, vintage silk button with eyelet lace
filled with raw red silk, rose petals, lavender, rosemary, lemon myrtle
crow-eye-amulet-viiiCrow Eye Amulet VIII Mo16
black Italian glove leather, leather cord, boar bristles, vintage ostrich feathers, vintage mother of pearl button, linen thread, glass beads, Habu moire yarn, filled with rosemary, lavender, rose petals, lemon myrtle, raw red silk
crow-eye-amulet-9Crow Eye Amulet IX Mo16
emu feathers, boar bristle, glass beads, silk & linen thread, Habu moire yarn, glove leather, grape vine tendril, black ink

crow-eye-amulet-xCrow Eye Amulet X Mo16
emu feathers, grape vine tendril, glove leather, glass beads, silk & linen thread,
white acrylic paint, black ink
crow-eye-amulet-xiCrow Eye Amulet XI Mo16
grape vine tendrils, vintage dyed chicken feathers, bat claw, pentacle button,
glass beads, leather, linen thread, Habu moire yarn, black ink
crow-scarfCrow Scarf Mo 13 & Crow Eye Amulet XII Mo16
white cotton scarf dyed and embroidered in B&W, 
eelskin guitar string feather with crow eye amulet on Hakea twig
crow-scarf-detailcrow scarf detail
crow-scarf-detail-rwcrow scarf detail photo courtesy of Richard Whitfield
NB Crow Eye Amulet II was gifted interstate

Old Man Crow is playing to the gallery this arvo at 3pm
the Crow Show is on til the 25th, come in and have a look if you’re in town!

  1. Simply stunning work Mo . . . Stunning!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Wendy))) click on the links for better photos of the details, they were surprisingly shy to photograph in the gallery!

      • I have! They’re wonderful! I doubt the materials would get through NZ Customs without fumigation. Once I brought back a horse puppet with a hair mane and tail that they wanted to fumigate. As it was an $8 puppet and fumigation would have cost $25 I decided to rip out the hair and replace it . . . the irony was that it was for a little girl going through chemotherapy and all her hair has fallen out so she loved it.

        • Mo Crow says:

          love it, reminds me of the Skin Horse’s wise words to The Velveteen Rabbit-
          ‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
          ― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

  2. coloremartine says:

    So beautiful……..all of them…………

  3. Eliene says:

    It is a real pleasure to be reminded of some of your not so recent works….like the scarf. You are so busy creating…and sharing…that one forgets. Thank you. I hope Roderick has fun today with an appreciative audience.

  4. Mo, I have just spent a good chunk of time (a great chunk of time, actually) reading over your last 9 or 10 posts, and I don’t even know what to say. To see this tremendous project through to fruition must be just the best feeling ever. Watching the drawings come to life one by one, along with all your magickally powerful amulets and other work, I now just have the greatest feeling of joy for you – “congratulations” doesn’t begin to cover it. You are an inspiration to me, an example of what happens when you set your intentions and follow them through over a long period of time. I don’t know if I’m making any sense here, but I hope something of what I mean comes through, and doesn’t seem too stupid. Thank you. xoxo

  5. Carol says:

    So thrilled to be the custodian of one of your Crow Eye Amulets, Mo! And The Book! Stunning! Have a wonderful day, you and Rod deserve all the accolades that come your way.

  6. Robyn says:

    So much to love in these images, Mo! Tendrils seem to be your trade mark and they look exquisite against the white wall no matter what they are made from. The crow taking flight on the cotton scarf has caught my attention and I’ve scrolled back and forth to it several times. It remains imprinted on my mind.

  7. ravenandsparrow says:

    It is so great for me to see your work all together and so beautifully displayed! It must be much more exciting for you. What a wonderful show. I wish I could see it in person.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dana))) it’s such a buzz seeing the last 5 years work all in one space, am reveling in all the good feedback, it’s been the best week ever in my whole life and there’s another 2 to go!

  8. handstories says:

    Oh, that scarf…it is wings of beauty!
    So, enjoying the sights & sounds of your book.

  9. margaret johnson says:

    WOWSERS Mo, amulet XI and crow scarf are SCRUMPTIOUS. Just love the way the scarf hangs. OXOX

  10. vdbolyard says:

    this collection seems to have some powerful vibe about it! wow!

  11. You capture the essence of crow.

  12. Susan C says:

    Really powerful work, Mo! I really love the linework in the scarf. Congratulations on the exhibition and book. The opening looked like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing photos of the exhibition so we can enjoy from afar.

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