Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sacred

Last nights activity was much less macabre than the day-before's; I called in at the British Library to see their Sacred exhibition. Unimpressed for the first few moments looking at pages of old books with old calligraphy I turned and saw some illuminated pages of a Hebrew Bible and that quilty bit of my brain went 'DING!'. For a while now I have been persuading my Mum to work with me on a quilt - she is a talented embroiderer, albeit not someone who enjoys doing her own designs. So, when she finally agreed, the task was on me to design something. All the embroidery books I looked at seem to be flower focuses which is not my taste but I am now geared up to design using images from the catalogue. I am now just wondering what the recreation of our ( seemingly traditional) show judges will be to the replication of a 18th centrury depiction of a scene from revelation containing a seven headed serpent sweeping bodies into the burning abyss! Actualy maybe last night was not all that much less macabre.....

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Well. Wow. Kinda really cannot wait -- really -- to see what comes of this! I love the idea of your collaborating with your mom on a project (hey -- tell her I said 'hi' ;-) )

Deborah said...

Are you familiar with the St. John's Bible?

http://www.sjbible.org/index.html

It's an impressive work completed by Donald Jackson (former calligrapher to Queen Elizabeth) with incredible word design and amazing illuminations. It might be another resource for you as you design your piece.