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A Soulful Journey

Butterfly (full image)

A SOULFUL JOURNEY
©2018 Karen de la Durantaye 

I took part in a Reader's Challenge titled "Illumination" for Quilting Arts magazine.  The challenge was to create a 5" square mini quilt illuminating a symbol, such as a letter, symbol or concept which are the building blocks of language.  My entry was 1 of 14 chosen to be published in the Aug/Sept issue. I chose a butterfly as my symbol & titled my quilt "A Soulful Journey".  Below is my artist statement that accompanied my quilt.

In ancient times the Greek word for butterfly & soul was the same: psyche.  The butterfly is an ancient symbol which represents so many things to so many people—love, joy, peace, hope, change, rebirth, resurrection—the list is without end.  For me, the significance of the butterfly is that is symbolizes my spiritual transcendence with life being the chrysalis in which I am undergoing a soulful metamorphosis, I chose brightly colored fabrics to express my heart’s desire to emerge from this cocoon we call life as a loving, joyful, peaceful & hopeful being.

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