Although the term "God's Eye" might conjure memories of summer camp, one artist has truly elevated this simple craft with a respectful nod to its origins.
WHO: Jay Mohler
WHAT: Ojos de Dios weaver
WHERE: Mars Hill, NC
WHEN: late 1960's, after seeing his first Ojo de Dios in Mexico's Guadalajara marketplace.
WHY: Jay has been studying Ojos de Dios for decades, noting the similarities between artifacts woven by Huichol Indians and Tibetan Buddhists. A believer in their spiritual nature, he also appreciates the beauty of these humble yarn-and-stick creations.
Jay has travelled across California and New Mexico, selling his ojos. He specializes in 8- and 12-sided pieces, which range from 11'-36" in diameter.