Over the past couple of months I have been slowly and intentionally working on a new collection of weavings dedicated to the elementals which I often refer to as the first four ancestors.
Earth, Air, Fire and Water are all fundamental to our well being and survival on this beautiful planet we call home.
Our bodies are made up of these elementals and when we die our bodies return to them as we go back to the earth.
As I sat with not just a colour palette dedicated to these beautiful ancestors I also wanted to channel the movement and play within each so those who wear these creations also can move and play, catching the trail of their essence as they cloak themselves in these weavings.
Ether, also spelled Aether, has also been known as the fifth element in alchemical chemistry and was called this because it was believed to be within the universe beyond the earthly sphere.
Medieval alchemists were fascinated with the ether element, believing it could turn lead into gold and even prolong life. They referred to the space element as ‘quintessence’; a term also used to describe the ‘heavenly bodies’ such as stars and galaxies. The ancient Greeks saw ether as a god-like element, and a substance that allowed humans to connect to spirituality and intuition.