Iris — a flying carpet


In classical Greek mythology, Iris, the rainbow, was a messenger of the Olympian gods.  And as students of Greek classics know, messages from the gods were often as cryptic as they were foreboding of tragedy and grief to come to us mortals.

This project started out as weaving a carpet exploring the awesome constrast between violent dark storms and the beautiful rainbow they can paint across the sky upon departure,  But early on the weaving was suddenly overshadowed by the global Covid-19 pandemic and its enormous impact upon New York and the rest of the world. 

What are the messages in the catastrophes that Nature casts at us with increasing frequency?


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Detail:  Iris