The witches in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” are often interpreted as representing the Fates of classical mythology. They appear at the birth of each person, spinning, measuring, and cutting the thread of life. The Old English word ‘wyrd’ or ‘weird’ means ‘fate’.
Clotho spun the thread of life from her Distaff onto her Spindle.
Lachesis measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod.
Atropos chose the manner of each person’s death, and when the time came, cut the thread of life.
Installation: textiles, skulls and embellishments