11/2/12"Little ojos de dios frenzy happening in Sydney right now"
Clearly, I have a girl crush on Nicole Valentine Don because I don’t think I’ve ever posted about one person twice in two weeks BUT, what can I say, I caught this ojos de dios installation that she did on her instagram feed and it was insta-love–I just had to share.
Ojos de dios (Spanish for Eyes of God) are made from yarn woven onto sticks, traditionally by native peoples of Mexico and South America (specifically the Huichol people). But it would not be a shocker if you’ve made ojos of your own at summer camp when you were a kid. The God’s Eye is a symbol of the all-seeing eye of God–it represents the power of seeing and understanding that which is unseen. They really remind me of ’70’s textile art that I love so much and I kinda put them in the same stylistic wheelhouse as my beloved macrame wall hangings and planters. Which reminds me, how great is Nicole’s dress?!
Nicole’s exhibit is currently up in Sydney at Australian stylist Megan Morton’s ‘the studio’ and she is also running two workshops at ‘the school‘.