Month: February 2017

Mélusine

I have been working very hard for more than two months to create “Mélusine”.

She is 3 meters long and has 596 openings.

To make it all happen, I received some weeks of assistance from one of my students.

Thanks for your generosity,  Tinie!

It took 8 days to felt it completely…..

She seems to belong to the water.

Melusine is a figure of European folklore, a feminine spirit of fresh water in a sacred spring or river. She is usually depicted as a woman who is a serpent from the waist down (much like a mermaid)

felting-melusine

melusine-front

No story can contain you

beyond all that pain has taught

me, the soft well at the base of

time has opened, and life

touching me there

has turned me into a flower

that prays for rain. Now

I understand: to blossom

is to pray, to wilt and shed

is to pray, to turn to mulch

is to pray, to stretch in the dark

is to pray, to break surface

after great months of ice

is to pray, and to squeeze love

up the stalky center toward the

sky with only dreams of color

is to pray, and finally to unfold

again as if never before

is to be the prayer.

Mark Neposwann-before-house