Transition (felted wool on board)
For the past couple of months I have been working on artworks for exhibitions. These works express the changes and new knowledge I am experiencing.
In a previous blog ‘Transition’ I described these changes and hinted at the experience of seeing my other ‘green’ self. The artwork above is one of two visualizations of what was revealed to me in the ancient woodland in Brittany. I have been using felted wool as a new medium. It is organic and at times an alchemic material. I have been attending Geraldine’s, my wife’s, felt workshops and taking over our dining table in order to make the works.
As the end of this period of transition approaches every ache and pain I have seems to become stronger but these only highlight the changes that are happening to me. I seek information and reassurance from my local beacon tree which is, at this time, unable to give me firm details. As I go through this transition the beacon trees are also going through a period of change. At the last three Winter solstices they have experienced large increases in their energy fields. This will strengthen them as Trees of Knowledge and their shafts of energy will become the first contact points on directing our way forward into the future.
The artwork below is a representation of this shaft of energy that surrounds a beacon tree.
Tree Energy Mandala (felted wool and hazel on board)