This collection of Lifewreaths (or healing mandalas) came from adversity and contemplating death. Instead of creating a floral wreath for her funeral, I wanted to create something more special that would emulate my life and so I began the process of creating these pieces in my studio in Rathfarnham. My love of colour, textiles, found objects, paintings and jewellery design are entwined in each piece. Each piece on the lifewreath represents certain moments in time in my life.
´My mind races back and forth and sometimes time just stands still, so still. I want to keep living and keep creating. In the creation of this work, it brings the consciousness and energy into the present. My work of creating these Lifewreaths have given me a beautiful space of healing. It is an opportunity that I allow myself to be quiet, be in the moment, be still, as life must go on. I am moving with it because I am. ´
What are LifeWreaths?
Lifewreath’s are a sacred piece of artwork (like Mandalas except 3d) which are used to evoke healing, spiritual development and meditation. When I am creating them I go into another world.
The word Mandala means ‘sacred circle’ and is derived from the word ‘mandra’ which means ‘container of essence’.
These circles or ‘container of essences’ represent wholeness, health, connection, unity, harmony and the cycle of life. It is also to symbolize being one with life, going with the flow and reflecting inwardly.
Lifewreath’s are created with so much love and intention and take you on a journey of thought with their shapes, colors and patterns.
What message do you want to receive or give?
You can request your own Lifewreath with specific things, patterns, colours, paintings, photographs or textiles you would like in them. Often I place little parts of the person you would like to give healing to, an artifact or artifacts that is dear to you or the person you are giving this too. It is a gift for all.