Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Indivisible: Lori Martin

I am pleased to post square number 42 created by Lori Martin of the New Haven Friends Meeting stitch group:

 Mixed media on fabric, 2016.

The sewn image in the center of this work can be seen in many references throughout history. One of the most common is as a reference to the dove and olive branch from the Biblical old testament story about Noah and the massive flooding of the earth.  In the story, the dove brings back an olive branch that meant land was nearby and the rains are over - it was a symbol of hope. According to another source, the use of the olive branch goes back to ancient Greece and Rome, in which the olive branch represented peace. This image is often seen as "the Dove of Peace." Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.

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