Helen sewed and quilted real maps. Helen used real coins. Helen used rolled paper documents. But I think Helen really blew us away when she revealed her "Illumination" piece and it was really illuminated. With real light—that moved—and changed.
Here is what it looks like in daylight. That's a party wand gizmo attached to the front of the piece.
Now, turn out the lights, turn on the wand, and this is what you see.
Go to her original post here to see more, including a short video of this piece in action, and read what it all means. It is not all sweetness and light.
Helen never fails to surprise, delight, inform and make us think. I am so happy that the 12 x 12 project has brought her into my life!