Ojo de Dios

22 August 2014

This week has had consistent dark skies full of thunder and lighting so I thought I’d bring a little sunshine your way via a very peculiar and interesting artist named Jay Mohler.

I’ve written about my affection for weaving and mandalas before so it’s no surprise that I admire Jay’s work. He combines both aspects into a more permanent element by constructing his “Ojos de Dios” creations (Eye of God in Spanish) with brightly colored yarn and wood.  Jay’s original inspiration came from seeing such mandalas made by Huicholes tribe, in the remote mountains in central Mexico, and later seeing similar yarn and stick creations woven by Tibetans.

Despite your religious or spiritual beliefs for talismans, Jay sums up his work quite well, “My hopes in offering my Ojos for sale is that they might act as reminders that there is indeed a Divine Presence that enters into our lives, leading us ultimately to the ending of all worries and strife, and to perfect peace, love, and unending happiness.”  Jay further adds “I like my yarn and stick creations, because I think they look beautiful, and make really distinctive and original designs to hang on the wall.”

A Divine Presence can be many things to many people, your God, your best friend, your husband, your children, or your beloved pet. I couldn’t agree more Jay, thank you for creating such beauty in the world.  We all could use a little more these days.

You can read more about Jay’s journey on his very informative and thorough website Most of his pieces are available through his Etsy store, and he’s always open to custom orders.

"Sagebrush Path." An Ojo de Dios meant to bring a bit of the enchantment of western plains and mountains.

Sagebrush Path.” An Ojo de Dios meant to bring a bit of the enchantment of western plains and mountains.

this is Jay.

this is Jay.

"Golden Earth." All of my Jay's pieces have specific color and design themes, which are reflected in the individual names he's given them.

Golden Earth.” All of my Jay’s pieces have specific color and design themes, which are reflected in the individual names he’s given them.

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"To add a bit of beauty to the world is a true art." Jay Mohler

“To add a bit of beauty to the world is a true art.” Jay Mohler

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