Today’s mosaic has a story. I’m reading The Soul’s Palette by Cathy A. Malchiodi. It’s about art’s “transformative powers for health and well-being”. I had just read about Receptive Imagery. This is a technique in which you become present in your body and with your breath as you meditate and then you notice any colors, shapes or images that come to you. I tried it this morning during my meditation and I saw an open hand, palm up giving and receiving love, gratitude, peace and hope.
My intention with the mosaic was to create the feeling but not a literal image of what I saw. I think I achieved this. I was going to use a curved bowl sort of shape instead of the hand and fingers but as I was playing with it I saw fingers emerging and then added the palm of the hand. It’s not a realistic open hand but I think it conveys the feeling of a hand. In the image I saw during my meditation the position of the fingers was very important. When I look at the mosaic I get the same feeling I had during my meditation. It feels like sacred art to me.
I’m interested to know if you have the sense of what I described above when you look at the mosaic. This piece feels kind of personal so I ‘m not sure how others will respond to it.