I am Art- and this is me”.

I recently had the good fortune to exhibit a couple of pieces in the PPHA Artist Collective’s exhibition entitled “I am Art- and this is me”. The Collective consists of a diverse group, with talent in painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography, and writing. Some of us are emerging artists, others are professional or hobbyists but we all have the inner fire that drives us to make and create and to share our vision with the world.

The exhibition was held in a newly renovated space “The Laneway Artspace” in St Kilda run by the inimitable Geoffrey Williams and was the 3rd exhibition by the group.

Below is the doll/sculpture I created called “Wig-Womb of Creativity”. In this doll I celebrate the culmination of the past 7 years of opening to and honouring feminine wisdom in my life.  Through my creative and inner journey, I have come to a point where I am now able to show up in the world, share my wisdom and learning with other women and help them to find their inner power through my Seasons of the Doll work.

Wig-Womb holds within her womb the seed/egg of future creativity, which seems to indicate that the cycle is never finished. Each end point is the beginning of another. This too is feminine wisdom. Her mind is balanced (yin -yang) and although she has no limbs, I feel her to be present and grounded. She is connected to joy and vitality through the rainbow of light and witnessing the way the elements intermingle to create beautiful visions. I birthed her easily!

Thank you to Geoffrey, PPHA and the Artist Collective for their encouragement, support and friendship.

It was a great experience and let’s do it again in 2017!

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Wig Womb of Creativity copyright 2016
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Detail of felted and stitched womb

 

 

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Solstice Global Healing Day 2014

The Global Solstice Healing Day was a great success, with many different faiths and groups represented. The theme was “Healing the Family” which was a timely  reflection coming so shortly after the Lindt Cafe tragedy. What struck me most as we sat on this warm Summer afternoon, was hearing directly from the speakers how each spiritual faith holds dear the values of love and compassion for all of the human family, even those who have strayed far from the path of what it means to be a decent and good human being.It was a very healing moment in what had been a harrowing week. The language, the rituals , the cultural accouterments may differ but the heart essence remains the same
Channel 7 news were there and interviewed some of the speakers and recorded footage of the release of the doves as a symbol of universal peace.
See the link below.
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Releasing the doves for peace
Read all about our celebration of the Summer Solstice here in Melbourne: