I would like to take this opportunity to introduce everyone to my next art project which has great personal meaning to me. The best part of the project is that you can also participate. Yes. You!
My regular readers may recall that this has been a challenging year for me with loss and grief. I have been working through this for taking a little extra time for myself, keeping busy with positive projects like my recent art show, and creating pieces like my raku pottery vase, Sky Father.
I have been contemplating how I might integrate my healing into my artistic process and how I might involve and possibly help others with their healing. After contemplating this for sometime, I have come up with the concept for ‘A Vase of Healing’.
My concept for this piece is to allow the process of raku and the flames of the reduction process to act as a healing tonic for your grief and pain, for mine, and for all who to choose to participate in this process collectively.
You may be wondering how you can participate in this process? The answer is simple. I am asking you to share one of the following in the written words of your choice:
- The type of healing you are seeking in your life;
- The name of a loved one you have lost;
- Something you want to let go of that is no longer serving you in your life; or,
- The name (first name only), of someone you want to send healing energy too.
You can do this in whatever way resonates with you. A simple explanation, a poem or prose, a story or even a single word. You can share this in one of two ways. If you are comfortable, you can make your submission in the comments below, or if you would like to keep what you share private, you can email me your submission here.
You may be wondering what I will do with your submissions. I am going to print them on different paper types and use them as reduction material for the creation of ‘A Vase of Healing’. In the reduction process these pieces of paper will be burned and will help the glaze I create develop different effects, textures and colours for the vase.
As part of this project, I will be videotaping the reduction process and reveal for this vase. I hope you will consider participating in this project and that from our collective pain, grief and struggle, something beautiful can emerge.
Of course there will be a blog post and video that documents this process. I will be also highlighting this in our newsletter that you can subscribe to here.
I hope you will consider participating in this project, or sharing this post with those who may need it, or on social media. Perhaps in some small way, it may help facilitate your journey of healing.
Let me know what you think of this project. Don’t forget to share your submission in the comment section below, or by email.