Tree of Life - Diary of a Tapestry

The Tree of Life is a 3metre x 5.5metre tapestry designed by tapestry weaver Cresside Collette for the RMIT Spiritual Centre. It incorporates leaf elements from staff and students of RMIT and is being woven by a team consisting of three professional weavers and a number of volunteers. This blog records the progress of the weaving.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Well, mid-semester break is over and work is continuing apace on the tapestry. We are well into the blue, or 'water' section now and some of the leaves are looking really spectacular. Yesterday a celebration of the work and the people involved was held. The RMIT choir sang and there were readings from several spiritual traditions. These included the reading from Revelations which you can see at the beginning of this diary, one from Khalil Gibran's "The Prophet", from Lao Tsu's Tao te Ching and from the writing of Paul Klee on Modern Art, and from Psalm 131. All of the readings were connected in some way to weaving or the subject of the tapestry. Here are a few pictures of the celebration.

Cresside Collette, the designer, and Libby Austin from the RMIT Spiritual Centre.


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