I know I say this a lot... after I finish many of my pieces... but this time I really mean it!!! finally!!! I didn't think I would ever, EVER finish this piece!!!! Between having to redo parts of it and making and undoing and remaking at least 5 or 6 different fringes... finally :-) I settled (decision-wise) with a short fringe going all the way round to keep in line with the curve of the beadwoven collar and.... I LOVE it!!! Not too sure how quickly I would make another one of these.... but I do love how it came out... finally!!! :-)
The inspiration behind “Let My People Go” came from the story of Pesach (Passover). Pesach commemorates the departure of the nation of Israel from Egypt. It marks the birth of the Jewish people as a nation led by Moses over 3000 years ago. It is a as much a celebration of our spiritual freedom as it is the physical liberation from slavery.
I was born on the 7th day of Passover, because of this my parents gave me the middle name Miriam (sister of Moses). I’ve always felt a strong connection to the history of this festival. The Jewish people spent over 200 years in Egypt and this piece is inspired by the jewellery and colours of those times.