Evolution of Longevity and Happiness
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Ancient Chinese Talismans
The Evolution of Longevity (2019)
The Evolution of Happiness (2019)
The sand was collected from my local beach 'Kwun Yam Wan Beach', near Kwun Yam Temple (built before 1840 and dedicated to Guanshiyin, which means ‘The One Who Perceives the Sounds of the World’, on Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong, a small magical pirate and fishing village island with no forms of transport. I took the sand to my studio up the path from the beach to be washed, cleansed, and placed to dry on the rooftop absorbing the natural energies from the sun and moon. The sand was then placed into a large glass jar for safekeeping. A smaller jar was filled with the same sand, which I kept with me for six months. Throughout these six months I left the sand at various beautiful temples for several days around Hong Kong to absorb positive healing energies. After six months the small glass jar of sand was poured back into the large glass jar to combine the positive energies, frequencies, and vibrations. I drew the 100 characters of happiness, and the 100 characters of longevity, and attached the energised sand to each of the 200 characters, painted with titanium white acrylic and framed with non-reflective gallery glass. The two pieces are minimal and contemporary, with very ancient meaning, they are also a meditation and a reminder of happiness and longevity belong in one’s kitchen, living and dining area. Both pieces of art have been blessed several times.