Braille for the Soul 2017

Braille for the Soul (forthcoming exhibition, Artsite Gallery, March 2019) investigates in stitch and cloth what is read through the haptic*. Time is stitched into vessels of memory. Sewn and knotted, beaded and feathered, the vessels hold wishes for the mending of our beautiful broken world. We can start mending our ways stitch by stitch, learn to touch again, the world and each other, connecting our hearts.

Gathering through the web are a community of stitchers like me, deep listening women from around the earth making strong threads singing
‘I dream of a world where love is the answer”

*haptic: adj. of or relating to the sense of touch:
the haptic sensation of holding a real book in your hands.
able to come into contact with, to fasten.

it started with a friend giving me a purple pod made of wool from the Faroe Islands by the Australian felt artist Lizette Campbell which I couldn’t resist embroidering
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Sea Urchin I wool felt pod by Lizette Campbell embroidered by Mo 16
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Sea Urchin II  needle lace over Whisper silk organza, boar bristles, French knots, glass beads Mo 17
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Sea Urchin 3 incubating for the time being Mo17
Book of Honesty Mo17
a Memento Mori for Ariel Mo17
the blues Mo17
the chicken and the egg Mo17
detail of Once in a Blue Moon Mo 17 (in process)
Moon Unit I Mo 17
concept sketch for “I dream of a world where love is the answer” Mo 17
detail sketch of making talismans of love for our beautiful broken world
Moon Unit II Mo17
Once in a Blue Moon still in process
Honesty (card for Cathy Wright) Mo 17
Honesty for Bookwerke Zine 50 shades of creativity Mo 17
Toad Moon with Ladder II Mo 2016-17
& prototype for the retractable ladder for Once in a Blue Moon