Circle of Protection (Porcupine Quills)
Circle of Protection (Porcupine Quills)
Shed Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata) quills, river stones gathered on a canoe trip with my brothers, 'home-grown' crystals, rainbow colored thread
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To create this piece, each porcupine quill was stuck into the wall — with a different colored thread carefully attached to each quill's point. Each thread ran down to the floor where it was wrapped around a stone on which the artist had grown crystals — suspending in the air a delicate circular channel of rainbow-colored threads.