This is the last spread for the Women’s Spirit 121 journal project with Shakti. I wanted to depict visually how everything in life is both ending and beginning. My starting point was a chant which I adore and which is normally sung in the round: “We are the old people, we are the new people, we are the old people, stronger than before”.
I collaged the background with many faces/images which I over printed twice . I then added the spirals, one which has the chant written upon it. Lastly I stitched in an ad hoc crazy patchwork fashion. I wanted to incorporate stitch as, apart from adding cohesion, stitch/sewing is a very womany symbol. (I recommend the Subversive Stitch – great reading ).

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