Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Vision of the Night

12 x 12

The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the word "Mystical" is the Moon. Much of my work incorporates images of the moon.  Here, I combined the "Wadjet" or "Eye of Horus" with the phases of the moon.

Horus was a sky god whose eyes, it was said were the sun and the moon.  Ancient myth  describes a battle between Horus and Seth in which Horus' right eye was torn out. Thoth, the god of magick,  restored Horus' eye. It is said the myth relates to the waxing and waning of the moon, during which the moon appears to have been torn out of the sky before being restored once every lunar month.

The base fabric background is dyed with fiber reactive dyes. The eye is painted with Pro Chemical textile paint and Jacquard Lumiere.  

The batting is Quilters Dream Puff and it is quilted with Superior's metallic and silk threads, and then mounted on stretcher bars.


  1. Gorgeous, Deb! I love this one. Your quilting is supurb!!! I came so close to making my quilt on this same subject. So glad I didn't!!!

  2. Great work, Deb. I especially love the iris of the eye...

  3. striking piece. Quilting is lovely as is the metallic stitching. Nice!

  4. Great piece Deb! The eye is amazing as well as the quilting. I like the moon story too. :)