Fire Dance by Lisa Ellis of Fairfax, Virginia
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I used commercial cottons, Lame, and Silk. I made Fire Dance under the direction of Vikki Pignatelli. I visited her home for 3 wonderful days in July and made this journal piece to experiment with her techniques for improvisational design and curved piecing.
Fire Dance shows the spirit of God in waves of energy, moving over the earth during creation. In the earthís initial stages, Godís spirit, represented by fire (coral), the waters and air (teal), and the earth (black) are all inter-mingled while the spirit creates their form and they become distinct entities.