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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‘.  

After this weekend’s last workshop, her work will be up at Sydney city cafe, ‘Marlowe’s Way‘. 
Thanks for letting me share your work here Nicole. I want an ojos tree in the Jungalow now!
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Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

6 responses to “"Little ojos de dios frenzy happening in Sydney right now"”

  1. Debra says:

    It’s so nice to now know the history behind these woven ornaments that are so reminiscent of my childhood. I’d love to give them a go with my children. One more thing the dress IS super cute!

  2. what a fitting day for this mexicana post- dia de los muertos. thank you so much for your support Justina! the girl crush is mutual ;)

  3. huichol art is one of my favorite forms and talk about colour<3 the most fave item has been the vochol

    i have this tote from the nayarit trip a fwe years ago, and the most unlikely colors for me to wear at all, is one of my fave bags (quasi flourescent green y brown)
    and THX for introducing her art, i already love her work and i think im also crushing hard on her :)))
    her blog is ADDED with a heart on my reader! <3

  4. yes! it is all the frenzy right now. i have been seeing them in other australian blogs also. thank you for explaining the meaning a bit further. my spanish is pretty good so i knew the translation but was curious about the symbolism.

    i think i need to make some for my lily’s room. especially since it just got a big girl update.

    which btw, i would like to once again share with you. ;)

    http://lilmuselily.com/2012/11/08/a-pink-birthday-bed/

    best,
    Claudia

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