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ArtPrize 2018

Liquified!

Coming to ArtPrize 2018, Sept. 19 - Oct. 7, Grand Rapids, MI

 

Liquified! will be installed at

The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum

Artist Statement:

 

Studies show that meditation is associated with improvement in a variety of psychological areas, including stress, anxiety, depression, and cognitive function. There is also research to suggest that meditation can reduce blood pressure, pain response, and stress hormone levels.

 

Using the inherent energy found in nature as a focus during meditation can help you become more self-aware and thus more mindful in your life.  In western astrology, it is believed that the universe is formed by the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.  Each of the four elements contains its own unique properties, which work simultaneously to create one united universe. Exploring these elements through meditation encourages you to expand your awareness and harmonize your relationship with all of nature.

 

In various ancient cultures, the symbolic meaning of water has been associated with words such as:

 

                           • Life

                           • Renewal

                           • Motion

                           • Intuition

                           • Reflection

                           • Subconscious, and

                           • Transformation

 

Because I am currently in a transitional part of my life, I have actively been embracing renewal, reflection, and transformation, and therefore often focus my own meditative efforts on the element of water.  The goal of using water in meditation is to “become one with water,” or as I like to say become “liquified”!  The following exercise will demonstrate the powerful effects of this technique. I encourage you to guide yourself through this meditation, here or at home, and find out what it’s like to liquify yourself!

 

 

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