The eyes have it!

I’m working on a 23″ wide by 5″ tall eyes challenge. Since that doesn’t make much sense, here’s the info:

Sacred Threads Eye Contact Project

Sacred Threads 2019

“Eye Contact: creating a connection

We need your Participation!

Samples made by Barbara Hollinger, Karol Kusmaul and Laurie Ceesay

Hi, I am Barbara Hollinger, curator of Sacred Threads, our national quilt and fiber art exhibit.

We are planning the show for the summer of 2019 and have a project underway that will allow you to participate in creating a special installation for our visitors.

It’s called “Eye Contact: creating a connection“.

There is a famous quote by Cicero (106-43 B.C.). ‘Ut imago est animi voltus sic indices oculi’ (The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter). ‘The eyes are the window of the soul‘ is a variant form of the proverb…”Reference

Here are the specifics:

– The dimensions are 23″ wide x 5″ high
– Any fiber/ mixed media technique and materials
– Finished using any method
– No sleeves are needed
– Please put your name on the back of your piece, either with a label or permanent pen
– Human Eyes – Looking at the Viewer

Make one, or make several, and mail them to us to share in a special display at the exhibit here in the Washington DC area next summer.

Deadline May 31, 2019.

Mail to:

ST Eye Contact Project

c/o Barbara Hollinger

10309 Dunn Meadow Road

Vienna VA 22182

Please fill out this return shipping form and include with your shipment.

Return Fees (There is no fee to enter but we do need to collect funds to help return your piece to you):

From within the US: Please include a $7.5 check, made out to Sacred Threads.

From outside the US: We will send you a PAYPAL invoice for $25.00.

We will return your artwork in a USPS Flat-Rate small box. It will be trackable and the default insurance will be applied.

We would love to have you join us at the exhibit and cannot wait to share your “Eye Contact: creating a connection” project.

I rarely make art with eyes in it. About 30 years ago I made a Purim mask of Queen Esther out of Fimo clay and wood. Here it is:

Queen Esther

It suddenly occurred to me that I could make this quilt topical by putting stars in the eyes of the quilt I’m making of eyes. but I’m not sure I really want to. If you have an opinion, please leave me a comment below.

Here’s what I have, so far:


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