Freedom for humanity.
Out of all 50 hats this is the only one I was asked to make and was given a title for. This led to a longer incubation period. It seemed fitting that this one should mark a completion of my journey through the pandemic.
It was a tricky one to engineer, I knew what I wanted but putting it together proved to be a marathon of a job. I also wanted it to be living so I had to wait for the mustard seed to grow.
It is a hat full of symbols.
The first part of the hat that came into being and is the basis of the whole idea was the hands of Buzz Lightyear (of ‘to infinity and beyond’)…breaking the chains that bind humanity.
Throughout the whole of hat making the roses are the only thing I have purchased new, I wanted something living and symbolically alive.
The whole idea is about cosmic consciousness and reaching out to the spiritual world, about us transforming.
We are being watched over by higher light beings represented by the nine angels attached to the brim of the hat. Love will pave the way for our freedom to shine forth.