Primeval: Blue Planet by Kathleen Dodge DeHaven, framed felted piece
Primeval: Blue Planet, framed wool relief - $1520
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First there’s the universe, the midnight blue field spangled with stars. Within the solar system, we see a primitive Earth, watery blue with embedded leaves that symbolize the development of early life. Further in, there is the ouroboros in red and gold, symbolizing the cycle of destruction and rebirth. Within that, the red triquetra, symbolizing the infinite cycle of life.
Wet- and needle-felted in Merino, silk tops, and Corriedale, with French knot stars. The ouroboros, the snake eating its tail, dates back to the Neolithic period. It is found in many cultures throughout the world, though the origin of the word is Greek. The triquetra dates back to the Iron Age, and is also found in many cultures in various forms, though most often though of as a Celtic symbol.