Continuing the series of the Hidden Animals, the next art quilt is The Hidden Dog. As mentioned in previous posts: in Jewish mysticism there is a story of thirty-six righteous people in the world, hidden from themselves and from us, not to be known, prompting us to treat ourselves and one another as if they/we might be one. Starting with the Hidden Owl, I wondered if there could be thirty-six hidden animals for us to respect and steward, and am continuing to add to the series, which now includes Hidden Cat and Hidden Osprey; Dog makes four. I am taking my time, and there are and have been other projects in between.
I am currently working with some new constraints: one color gradations/hues/tints/shades (in this case Blue Violet), and the size, which has 15 squares across and 48 down, adding up to 720 total squares, or 40 Chai (40 x the auspicious number of 18, "life.")
I know this dog. She is very smart and very sweet.