My daughter is the inspiration for the story I’m working on right now, but she has also served as a muse for others. A few years ago I interviewed textile artist Mary Edna Fraser. In the course of our conversation,I told her about my daughter’s disabilities. Shortly thereafter, she e-mailed to say that she had begun a batik for my little girl.
Here is what she wrote about the work:
“Crater Aurelia” Venus, batik on silk, 57″ x 49″
This silk is dedicated to Lilia, a two year old deaf child, and for all who are handicapped. The volcanic dome Aurelia is one of many on Venus. The image suggests a delicate ballerina skirt with Lilia dancing across the planetary landscape.
I wish I could afford to buy it!