vessels are pendants and are intended to hang to the solarplexis where
they can easily be held.
They are designed to feel comfortable in the hand
so that holding them can be a comforting and meditative experience.
Most also come with a stand so they can be enjoyed when not being worn.
A personal copy of the above statement comes with each piece.
Due to the level
of concentration required and the difficulty in making these pieces,
I do not make very many of them.
They are sold very quickly, and therefore are usually made as custom orders.
original concept for the Vessels for Tears emerged from a time of
very profound grief following the sudden death of my mother. Initially
there was shock and disbelief and after that a deep sense of loss.
I had never been one to cry very much and after the death of my father
and the end of my marriage I had used work as an antidote. But this
loss was too much and I was also in a different spiritual space. So
I just let myself feel the pain and cry. Initially it was just for
my mother but soon I was crying for all my losses. At this point I
realized that something unexpected was happening; as I continued to
cry the pain was slowly diminishing and I was starting to heal. At
a very deep level I began to become whole and to feel at peace.
an artist, I wanted to create something that would speak to this experience
both as a memorial to my mother and as a way to share the outcome
of my experience with others. At this same time I read a passage in
a book that said “We are all vessels in the river of life and
as long as we stay in the river we are continually refreshed and can
grow. However, if we take ourselves out of the river we will stagnate.”
Using these two concepts I developed both the “Vessels for Tears”
and “Personal Chrysalis”.
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