Monday, 3 August 2015

Portals to inner worlds




Recently I have been venturing into the mysterious realms of my belly. The place I so rarely want to dwell in for long but a place where treasure is hidden within the turbulent seas and under dark swirling skies.

As a way of drawing my attention back this place my creative urges have been leading me to combine my sculpting and painting. The sensual physicality of the sculpting creates a frame and a vessel for the inner illuminations of my painting. I am finding this combination quite satisfying, here are just a few of examples as wall hangings. I hope to be making more of them.


'In the light of the Hare's moon'

wire, polymer clay, acrylic and oil paint
height 12''




'The Storm within'

wire, polymer clay, acrylic and oil paint
height 6''




'Into the path's embrace'

wire, polymer clay, acrylic and oil paint
height 6''



These sculptural wall hangings have been for sale in my etsy shop. More of them will be making an appearance in there soon so keep an eye out and visit often if you are interested.

A wave and a kiss from my world to your world.






12 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, Virginia. xo

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  2. Hello Virginia,
    Each piece is exquisite! I love all the details. I always feel deeply moved by your art and feel each drawing or sculpture to be a gift to our world. Thank you.

    The belly really can be a wild region, until we sit with it like a good friend with love and acceptance of what we have stored in there. A perfect reminder for me today.

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    1. Thank you Tammie Lee for your kind words. I always appreciate your comments even though I don't always reply, had a spot of bother doing it before but it seems to have sorted itself out now. I'm so pleased that you have taken in the message of attention on the belly and I love how you have described it.

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    2. I was led here from Terri Windling's blog post about Persephone where your art is used throughout (wonderfully), finding languages to feed my belly I kept on. Your art of the Hare is such truth and Tammie Lee your words make such sense of things that defy explanation. Thank you both.

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  3. These are amazing and so magical! Thanks for sharing <3

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  4. Thank you so much Naviana. Much appreciated.

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  5. So beautiful, Virginia. When I was a theatre student, many aeons ago, I remember a teacher telling us that women, especially, feel they always need to hold their bellies in, keep them tight, nice and flat. But doing that physically constricts our breathing, and only when we allow the belly to be soft can we let our deep, strong voices out.

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  6. I love these. I snuck, very gently, into your studio and peeped at theStorm Within. It is even more powerful in person. One day I want to be able to paint like you...

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  7. I would so love to have this in my home, in my shrine to Mama (my Goddess)

    Charissa White

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  8. Demons can and will flow outta that, dear, and lead you down to the darkness.
    Your objects? Sculptures? Artifax?
    They're the catalyst for occult.
    Dont blame me for trying to warn you
    if you're on the L at your General Judgement.

    God bless your indelible soul.

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  9. Demons can and will flow outta that, dear, and lead you down to the darkness.
    Your objects? Sculptures? Artifax?
    They're the catalyst for occult.
    Dont blame me for trying to warn you
    if you're on the L at your General Judgement.

    God bless your indelible soul.

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