Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sacred Turtle Petroglyph

Below is the first in the series of poems inspired by one of the Twelve Voices From One exhibition pieces.
Honu, about which Sacred Turtle Petroglyph was written, was created by artist Angela Maroun.  It is a lovely piece of art which draws you in so that you can fully appreciate the layers and layers of fiber techniques involved: dyeing, embroidery, needle felting, etc.  

Sacred Turtle Petroglyph
by Lou Taylor

Trinity of ancient turtles
Sacred trinity
Etched in stone

Created in felt
For our enlightenment

Reminder of mortality
We were not
The first ones here

Honu is pictured in the lower right.

Artist Angela Maroun (l), Poet Lou Taylor (r)

These photos are courtesy of Paul Riccardi,  Maroun's brother.
Riccardi is also an artist, and you can see more of his work here.

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