Book of Seasons: page one Autumn Moon (Honesty)

Posted: March 24, 2021 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Book of Seasons: Autumn Moon (Honesty) Mo 21
indigo dyed silk moon and cloth from Jude Hill
whisper silk organza from Beautiful Silks
boar bristles , rotted silk, Silkworm vintage cotton from Margaret Johnson & indigo dyed silk thread from Glennis Dolce
Mettler silky sheen rainbow thread, teal dyed silk velvet, ochre dyed hand twined cord from a deconstructed totem Arnhem Land 1976
turquoise and glass beads
it’s become the first page in the Book of Seasons a new project which will be finished for the Autumn Equinox next year

the way the cloths have married with the stitching embedded in the silk velvet is a delight to the fingertips!

  1. Liz A says:

    loving the dark side of the moon!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Liz))) the reverse is such a delight I couldn’t put it inside a medicine bag (which was the original intent), at this stage I am thinking of a four page accordion book. It needs to be touched to be read so I am thinking in a gallery context it could work with a ritual for reading. Offering a bowl of rose water to clean the hands of the reader, drying their hands gently with a soft dry towel & then handing over the book to be held and read with the fingertips.

  2. Barry says:

    MC – some pieces just hang on until you get the message about what they are meant to be – a book not a bag!!! B

  3. Martine Bos says:

    And a delight for my eyes…………

  4. Rose says:

    I love books. And this book would be a pure pleasure to hold and to feel…and to look upon for ages!

  5. fiona says:

    Oh yes, a book! The eyes and the hands will be full of the beauty when it appears. I love how work often ends up letting us know what it needs to be; the fingers following…

  6. Lana says:

    I think your idea of a book and the accompanying ritual is a really great idea!

  7. Marti says:

    I’ve never thought of a moon as pulsing but this autumn moon does just that; I’ve come here several times looking, sensing but not finding the words until this morning…I remember Maya Angelou’s poem recited at President Obama’s inauguration, “On the Pulse of the Morning” and that same sense of connection, of reaching out and coming together is felt here with this wondrous, tactile Book of Seasons- life full circle.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) thank you for these encouraging words, I am loving how both the River of Moons and now the Book of Seasons are marking the Time between Here & There, dreaming into being the escape from this big mad beautiful city to the wild blue yonder of the mountains.

  8. deemallon says:

    After the pearly silvers, this seems positively neon.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) loved playing with the warmer colours for a season, winter will be in cool blues, spring will have bright green highlights and summer is always hot here in the Land Down Under, it’s good to have another long project as the River of Moons will be finished in August!

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