by Kristi Bridgeman and Lisa Shepherd
Based on the story of Atchakos Iskwew (Star Woman) who descended on a fine web from the centre of the Pleiades, reminding us of our beginnings as star dust.
During the fur trade when animal fur was abundant a gift of a hide blanket was considered an honour. As hides became scarce a new tradition evolved: creating and gifting a star blanket. Pioneer women created these treasures of small fabric scraps for life events such as marriage. The exacting nature of the precise cutting, measuring, and hours of sewing show the recipient great honour. On this star blanket, the strawberries acknowledge our grandmothers, great grandmothers and our connection throughout all of time. The strawberries (heart berries) are considered women medicine. The heart shape, the ability to nourish and nurture, and the runners and seeds that bear life, all acknowledge the historic roles of women. To read about this artist collaboration, see this web page.
*ART CARDS: 6"x6" greeting card. Includes design story, artist bio, and envelope. If matted, off-white non-yellowing mat is added to the print, perfect for framing. Printed locally, 100% recycled FSC-certified paper.
*PRINTS: The large print image itself is 12"x12" and the paper extends to 13"x13". If matted, off-white non-yellowing mat is added to the print, perfect for framing. Includes design story and artist bio. Printed locally, 100% recycled FSC-certified paper.
*ORIGINAL ARTWORK: Shadow box framed with archival and anti-glare glass to 30"x30". Mixed media: Ink, watercolour, satin ribbon, glass beads on black velvet. This original piece is available for purchase. Contact Kristi Bridgeman for details.
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