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Some flow’rets of Eden ye still inherit, but the trail of the serpent is over them all.” Words by Thomas Moore from Lalla-Rookh (1817). The name Lalla Rookh or Lala-Rukh means “tulip cheeked” and is an endearment frequently used in Persian poetry. Tulip design by Meredith Eliassen, 2016.

The dragged trail bead motif is a pattern on glass that is created when a contrasting color is trailed onto a base color in parallel lines then an instrument is used to drag the trail in a perpendicular direction with a combing motion. This is a feather design where the dragging alternates up and down.

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Photograph of dragged trail bead.

 

 

 

 

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“Grace went searching for the first couple who dared to open their eyes in Eden.” Poem called “Evolution” by Gabriel Zaid and imaginary “Eden” designed by Meredith Eliassen, 2016.

 

 

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“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right heart within me.” Words from Psalms 51: 10, design by Meredith Eliassen, 2016.

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LIFE * TRUTH * LOVE designed by Meredith Eliassen, 2016.

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ICHTHYS: “i see you not but i love you i love” words from Robert Lax (1915-2000) from “In the Beginning was Love: Contemplative Words of Robert Lax,” edited with an introduction by S. T. Georgiou (2015), design by Meredith Eliassen, 2016.

ICHYHYS Notecard