This Shalom (Peace) is my interpretation of the “new” style, exhibited in Chinese quilling. It is loose and flowing, rather than the specific elements found in traditional quilling. The mat was covered with textured paper. This piece was about 11 x 12.
I made this just to see if I could find flowers starting with each letter of the alphabet, and translate them into quilling. I had it displayed in the co-op gallery I belonged to in Minnesota, and by an amazing coincidence, it was bought by an old customer from Baltimore, who was visiting and recognized my work. It is about 20 x 20.
This picture is meant to be a “mizrach” – a marker for the Eastern wall of a house, denoting the direction of Jerusalem. This bears the verse from Psalms “From the rising of the sun until its setting, I will praise the name of the Lord.”, which is a traditional text for a mizrach. the design is made from strips of quilling paper woven together, with a 23k gold sun and accents. 8 x 10