Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sistahoodz offshoot - Kind Mind Small Scale Material Culture.

Taking the world of memes and applying my Bechdel filter to the plethora of ideas out there, seeking inspiration that allows my creations to make magic where there was none. Little rounds of inspiration that elicit a feeling of magic, faith, hope, love, these amulets speak in the language I want loved ones to speak to me with. They bring change to the viewer in the form of a shift of consciousness in that they show another way of moving in the world.

Kind Mind is created from our rich and wasteful culture's cast offs. I have been a textile artist all my life and have never said no when someone was discarding their sewing room unwanted stuff, after hauling that around through a couple of moves, one night I had a dream.

I often have recurring dreams that provide me with oracle messages. They usually repeat themselves for a few years as if I was hard headed or something, but this one didn't take too many repeats. By the time I'd relived that voice sounding like androgynous satin in my ears, telling me to solve my problems in the round, I looked at all the memes out there, at my stash of supplies I'd collected and been gifted over the years, and at my skill set when it comes to hand sewing, and it began.

I was pondering, at the time, a political art piece that would be a piggy bank shaped like an earth momma goddess. The coins to go in her slot were all to have the kinds of statements on them that men say to women in order to get them to acquiesce to their agenda. I had been drafting the plan for this rather angry political project for a couple of years and into about my 10th amulet, I realized that I was making an evolution of the coins... but I'd already surpassed the need to illustrate the obvious about our misogynist culture, and moved on to rewriting a script for the future that includes affirmative people, being the change they want to see in the world.

Hence, my messages are all meant to be reflections of my need for those conversations to affect a better script for humanity.

If you would like your own amulets, talk to me, 10 words or less, imagery, I can make up something perfect for you for a great deal. If you have a space in your business or market that could appreciate a Kind Mind showing, I would love to participate if you are in the lower Vancouver Island area.

Message me on my facebook page privately and we can discuss ways of bringing Kind Mind consciousness a wider exposure...

Here then, are this week's creations as well as a peek at the entire collection so far. Enjoy!


The Kind Mind Collection

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Swarovski crystals are the stars in the sky and rosebuds circle the amulet.

Knit Fast, Die Warm - another rosebud framed talisman, this one for my knitters out there.

1 comment:

  1. Your talismans are incredible, your talent amazing! and I love you to the moon and back too!

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