Jorel Thomson

Menlo Park, California, USA

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Anansi Meets Midas

Many cultures have the tradition of a Trickster in their lore; Loki in Norse mythology, Raven & Coyote in Native American tales, B’rer Rabbit in American folktales.

I like Anansi, the tricky spider from Africa. I believe a Trickster would be tempted by the Golden Touch of King Midas, sure that the inherent trickiness would prevail over the unfortunate outcomes others’ have.

My piece represents the result of Anansi meeting King Midas—the outcome is still in doubt.

Crocheted with metallic crochet cotton.