Moth Galaxies

Have you ever noticed the spiraling tendencies of moths and galaxies?

• Steve Irvine’s long exposure photograph captures the spiraling traces of Moth Trails around a floodlight on a summer night. In a similar way, his Wood Fired Vases absorb floating ash in the hot kiln, creating surfaces with unexpected patterns.

• Soraya Mesgarzadeh’s Loop Scarf is hand-dyed with dark orange galaxy space dust on black.

• Dushan’s Galaxy Print is a spiral of white smudges in space.

• Jake Vinson’s All Galaxies Are Spiral Galaxies is what an abstract expressionist sees in space.

• Xime-Ali’s Skirt is printed with real images of a starry night from NASA’s Hubble Telescope.

• Christina Steward’s Earrings combine three layers of nested copper discs.

• Lauren’s Snail Shell focuses on the camouflage pattern in a rich spectrum of browns.

• Jennifer Kahn’s Earrings are copper hoops covered with a red-orange flame patina.

Tea Dance

Daylight, full of small dancing particles
and the one great turning, our souls
are dancing with you, without feet, they dance.
Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?
– Rumi

• For her series Tea Dance, Siba Sahabi spins teapots and cups out of paper, creating visible ridges that suggest movement. The tea dance was a pastime that originated in Morocco and was adapted by French colonialists. All of Sahabi’s work touches on cultural exchange, weaving together the history of Middle Eastern and European ceramics with the present.

• This Tile Decorated with Entrelacs dates back to the 14th century and comes from the region around Uzbekistan, Bukhara or Samarqand.

• Ibrahim’s Turkish Rug is made from pieces of blue-toned rugs that are washed, sheared and over-dyed to give the fabric a worn quality.

• Eva’s Seega Board is hand crafted for the Ancient Egyptian board game and comes with clay scarabs as pawns.

• Kristen’s Jar has a petal-like rim and turquoise finish with dotted snowflakes.

• Sarah’s Vase has a turquoise glaze with notes of pale yellow.

• Donata’s Scarf is made of pure, light linen.

• Anna’s Pendant has small lily pads etched into its turquoise-green enamel surface.