Monday, April 16, 2007


"...and they will be resolved again into their own roots."

This title for the finished roots tapestry presented itself to me last week as I came across the Gospel of Mary Madaglene. Chapter 4, v. 22 says: "The Savior said, All nature, all formations, all creatures exist in and with one another, and they will be resolved again into their own roots."

The symbol at the upper left is a valknute, a symbolic knot design found in early Norwegian weavings (also found in other parts of the world, according to Katherine Larson in The Woven Coverlets of Norway). It is a symbol that has many meanings, among those as a protection against evil. It also has a relationship to Odin, as he is seen as "father of the battle slain" and in those meanings I'm adopting it as a thought about the current and also past wars and those who've died therein.

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