lost at sea...

when i was asked to participate in the fiber arts show Lost At Sea (curated by kristen rask of schmancy)  i was so excited by the theme. lost at sea evokes images of treasure hunting, pirates and ships, sailors and their mythology and tattoos, and creatures from the deep. but i thought of the heavens, how stars were guides for navigating the seas and made two pieces....
due north (polaris)
polaris is a star in the little dipper or Ursa Minor. it's almost exactly at the north pole, so it was used for navigation- it's always due north....




how many nights?
an interactive embroidery piece.  the stars spin like the rotation of a real night sky.  you can find gemini, orion, draco, usra minor &  major, cancer, leo, and sirius. you can watch this video to see how it works.


Lost at Sea,
May 6 - June 11
Opening May 6th from 7-9.
Gallery Hanahou

14 comments:

  1. wow i really adore these! i looooove how you can spin the stars! genius.
    j.

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  2. I am loving the added texture of the cut-outs. Very lovely piece.

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  3. this is just so amazing. jawdroppingly amazing.

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  4. (I had to share it on my blog:
    http://charlottesfancy.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/favorites-lost-at-sea/)

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  5. How exciting! What wonderful pieces for what I'm sure is a wonderful show!

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  6. effin' genius ! And gorgeous, too !
    x x x
    ___m___

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  7. Incredible. What a totally fantastic idea!

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  8. i don't think you understand how much i want that bottom piece.

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  9. Very clever and it looks beautiful!

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  10. Wow!! Love this so much...even featured it on my blog: www.moonlightcourt.com

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful work!

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  11. i adore these pieces
    the three dimensionality
    and the moon button really makes
    me smile

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  12. No words for how much I love this

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  13. thanks for all the nice comments!! it makes me so happy and the spinning piece sold right away- very exciting!

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