Is the Centre of my heart:
A place where my life:
Again and again and again? ~Ally.
Background for ‘The Centre of my Heart.’
The assemblage for ‘A Heart filled with Joy’ formed the background for this next stage of the ice piece: Where larger rocks, meeting the edges of the rock-pool are covered with miniature pink azaleas and double jonquils float like waterlilies upon the surface of the water.
The Heart Remembers its True Fragrance.
As the heart absorbs the beauty of the Jonquil you can become more of the being you truly are. The essence of the Jonquil can help to ground you and the fragrance reminds you that you are stepping into a ‘New You.’
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. ~Marianne Williamson.
The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. ~Marianne Williamson.
Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. ~Marianne Williamson.
The Centre of the Heart.
If the centre of my heart is where my life can begin afresh each day ~ And any moment of the day ~ Why do I forget to simply stop what I am doing every now and then, to simply feel the beating of my heart?
And how would my life change if I started to do this TODAY ~ At this very moment.
When I gently place my hand over my heart ~ What do I feel? What else do I come in touch with now?
Playing with assemblage.
How I ‘work’ ~ Rather ‘play’ with my art of assemblage: I pause, feel my heartbeat, listen to the sounds about me, feel the space around me ~ And then just softly gaze at what is there before me ~ What is it calling for?
I have a bountiful assembly of rocks and shells, sand and water, dried and fresh flowers on my table, window ledges and shelves. And I let myself be guided to select what is needed for the container of water, ice, sand or rocks, whatever it happens to be, before me.
Sometimes I have to work/play very quickly, particularly when ice is my media. But even then it only takes a second or so to feel the pulse of my heart once more ~ Calming any extraneous thoughts.
How can I be in touch with the centre of my heart?
It’s a two way stream: And my wish is that it can always be one continuous cycle:
I connect with my heart, my breath, my being and connect with the beauty I am working/playing with.
I connect with the beauty of fragments of nature and the placement of them and reconnect to my heart.
To experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. ~Marianne Williamson.
Sharing my images at Tumblr.
The above image was featured on the Tumblr Radar: In effect making it visible to millions of Tumblr users and attracting over 6,000 notes.
After sharing my art and photography at Tumblr for a little over two years, establishing many non-verbal connections with some wonderful artists and photographers: Earth ♥︎ Sand ♥︎ Water ♥︎ Ice is now my avenue for a fuller expression of my work.
Images can speak directly to the heart ~ Without justification. However the experience can be further enriched when the underlying meanings and associations of pictorial elements are understood.
This ‘understanding’ can be quite personal ~ As no two minds need to think alike. Therefore the messages that come to you may be quite different to those I receive.
About my work:
Relatively small assemblages are built from flowers, weeds and plants combined with other natural materials that I find in the local bushland or surrounding urban streets.
During the creation of these pieces ~ The process is incredibly magical. Thoughts of anything else are silenced. I simply watch as the different elements greet, merge, compliment and/or contrast with each other.
Hundreds of photographs are taken at different stages of the arrangements. Then ideas/thoughts/words that come to me, as I look at the resulting images give form to a new expression ~ Short ‘poems.’
Most of my materials, like these shells and stones, and the lichen covered branches and twigs are recyclable. After being photographed all the materials are gathered up and restored. The flowers are often floated in bowls of water, as simple house and garden decor.
Introduction at: Welcome to Earth ♥︎ Sand ♥︎ Water ♥︎ Ice
I work with the notion that the energy that supported the creation of these assemblages in ice ~ Can be made palpable in these photographs.
In viewing these images you may be led to see another dimension to them, from your own reality. If you have other layers of thought to add ~ Please do.