The suns in the opposite corners and the curvy strips are commercially made batiks that were purchased at Fabric Hut in Norfolk, VA ; ; . I thought that the way the star began to look as I pieced it looked like a huge burning fire. It made me think of the legend of the Phoenix, that when it comes to the end of its life lays its egg in the burning fire to be reborn into the firebird. In the center of the fire, I painted a mesoamerican image of an embryo firebird. In the four corners of the star are stenciled images of the phoenix. In the corners opposite the sun are hand quilted aztec sun designs.
Hand quilted by NSturgill
Materials: Shiva paintstiks, Superior Threads – King Tut #945 (variegated dark reds)