Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cliff Dwellers

I finished this last month. Obviously it was inspired by our trip out west. It's a simple piece, just cross stitch with beading, that reflects the inspiration I felt in southwestern Indian art.

Below are some close ups of some of the details.

Each motive was placed in accordance with the cliff dwellers in the middle. Earth beings below and sky beings above. The hand prints represent earth, air, fire and water. In different Indian lore, it can also represent the four directions and the four colors.


Susan said...

This piece is absolutely stunning. The beads are integrated very, very well too. Is it your own design as well?

Kathy A. said...

What a wonderful piece. Love the Cliff Dwellers. have visited several dwellings here in AZ. Great representation!

Anonymous said...

I love these pieces! Erica


What? Middle Earth and no map?