Greetings precious friends,
It seems poignant to me, that I had to delay the installation day for Sacred Seed. For now New Zealand finds ourselves amidst a great tragedy.
The purpose of the Sacred Seed installation has always been to create a space where people can begin to open their connection to spirit / universe, and give them grounding into Mother Earth. To plant a seed that will slowly crack and unfurl as they travel on their journey.
The new timing seems fitting with what is surrounding us now. I see my work as an artistic response to a real need in our communities. It is another way to anchor love into our city, just as the other commemorations are. So I'm really looking forward to bringing this artwork to life for Whangarei, and helping people in their own journeys.
The date for Sacred Seed is in three weeks, Sunday 14th April.
I have now talked with the Kaumatua, Joby Hopa from Pehiaweri Marae. It was a wonderful meeting, where we discussed the intention for the space and how we would work together.
I also performed for him the performance/meditation piece I have been working on for the last year or so. It was important for me to do this, as it weaves together the Maori and English, Christian and spiritual karakia. Joby had just come back from the Kapa Haka National competitions at midnight the previous night and was pretty exhausted, but after the meditation he said he felt connected, grounded and refreshed. Excellent!
I received Joby’s blessing to go ahead with what I have planned. He will be there to bless and open the space at 8am, and come to close it at 5pm. The piece will be set up between 8.30am-12pm, and opened to the public from 12-5pm.
A CALL OUT
If you are an artist and would like to be part of an event that is a Community Art Response aimed at anchoring love into our communities, I encourage you to get in contact with me via firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be amazing to see other artists use this event to share some of their art which also anchors love.
If you would like to run something for the activity program, our theme is “Ways of Being” – and we are looking for workshops and activities that offer different “ways of being” such as meditation, singing and reiki energy sharing. If you have activities to gift, please let me know via email@example.com
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!