|Domestic Armor by Diane Savona, found via Pinterest|
Textile art, particularly that which, like the work of Diane Savona, uses found and recycled clothing and linens, has a tremendous sense of intimacy. Every piece in the finished item has its own story, and the artists put them together in ways that express their relationships to both the pieces and the final work. Something about this piece is just remarkable to me. It's got to do with the relationship of the mother and homemaker to the warrior, and it also has to do with how this piece looks more like a religious garment than armor - like a robe for a sun worshipper perhaps. At any rate, it's quite lovely.