Michelle Slater’s promise ring for the dream

Posted: March 16, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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Michelle Slater’s jade promise ring for the dream shattered into 4 pieces on the first day of hanging when my knot slipped on the fishing line. I repaired it that night with a spare paper rose petal and red silk thread Michelle had sent along with her pennant to hold the heart of the dream
Bronwyn Berman photographing the dream yesterday afternoon
On Wednesday I looked after the gallery quietly sketching and listening to the dreams we have gathered together
Magic Days!
PS just went up to the gallery to take more photos
side view of the cloud of tulle held up by the starry gloves with pennants by Michelle Slater, Nancy Erisman, Beth Brennan, Penny Vickery and Maggie Brown along with oddments by Lizette Campbell, Liz Ackert and me
Nancy Erisman’s Book of Love
love how the colours of Patricia Spangler’s, Arlee Barr’s & Grace Forrest Maestas’ pennants sing together!
I promise to take more photos soon!

  1. Nancy says:

    There is always room to repair love, I suppose. 🙂 Fits in with a conversation I’m having with J. I love looking from all the different angles! I know mine is tucked in there somewhere, held in warm embrace by all the others, even if I haven’t spotted it yet! xo

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Nancy))) I love how repairing Michelle’s promise ring found it’s place in the heart of the dream & I promise to take a photo of your pennant when the gallery opens, will post more soon!

  2. Patricia says:

    Well done…from concept to realization. And it’s beautiful.

  3. Marti says:

    As more and pennants come forth into the spotlight, each one is a testimony that speaks to the reality that dreaming of a world where Love is the Answer is essential not only to the survival of the planet but to the survival of our communities. May the light of Love, from all of these pennants, talismans, beam and enfold New Zealand.

  4. Dear one, I think the shattering of that promise ring is actually just as it was meant to be. It fits the theme so well. These photographs are a revelation…the project, astounding in scope and accomplishment. We have become a world where Love is the answer.

  5. Eliene St Romain says:


  6. Barry says:

    MC – there are so many details and dimensions to the works. We need the magic of this work at this very moment in history. B

  7. Martine says:

    This really is a dream Mo……………

  8. Beth says:

    Repairing a promise seems somehow perfect for love is the answer. I’ve had to repair a few broken promises over the years. If done with love they seem to hold.

  9. Dana says:

    Yes, repair is in perfect harmony with the theme of your work. I appreciate the close-up of the starry gloves holding the tulle train, which previous pictures had not quite done justice to. They themselves are wondrous, as are all the many details left to discover.

  10. Nancy says:

    Oh Mo! The photographs coming together really show your artistic eye in the hanging, not just for ‘display’ purposes, but for the visual song of it! The photo from below, looking up is filled with love and inspiration! So many ways to view this magic helps me feel like I am there! Those gloves are really something, placed to stand out, but not!

  11. Lana says:

    Your installation looks so wonderful Mo. I’m really sorry I couldn’t see it. You must be so proud of your work and all those who contributed to it to make it so magical and mystical. You truly are an inspiration.

  12. deemallon says:

    I tapped on each photo and took in the rich details. The piece sings up close and from a distance. I love the glove lying along the ridge of cloth. A confection. Today, I am more with the shattering of the ring than its repair. The red circle a wound.

  13. Yvette Dopheide says:

    Mended hearts are the best….

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