The Cardinal Collection is a line of vibrant and colorful embroidery hangings depicting a fierce feminine strength. In reflecting this back to the viewer, the hanging reassures the viewer of their own strength and fortitude and vibrancy. The collection is named for a folktale about cardinals (the birds) that was passed on to me by my mother. The cardinal’s spiritual meaning is ‘encouragement to fight against one’s insecurities’, and the bird’s presence is sometimes interpreted as a visit from an ancestor whose purpose it is to help you muster your strength and agency and sense of self-empowerment (Panescu, C., via Norris, 2022).
Structure: The embroideries are tied into their hoops. Additional string and suction hooks (while supplies last) will be provided for hanging.
Dimensions: This hanging is 6.5 x 6.5 inches.