DUSTED WITH SPICES OF A MILLION FLOWERS // MAY THE RAINBOW ALWAYS TOUCH YOUR SHOULDER // AUCKLAND ART GALLERY // 2012
The sequence of colours used here is not the spectrum that we are most familiar with, but relates to Singh’s study of Eastern practice of colour and healing. Here, the energy centres, or chakras, of the human body are the source of enquiry. Each of these have physical and spiritual qualities that respond to sound frequencies which resonate to the wave-lengths of these colours. The columns of stacked ceramic boxes have been dipped in coloured beeswax and each contain wax casts of objects which have been gifted to the artist with the understanding of the sacred role they play. Natural processes and materials are central to Tiffany Singh’s art making. She encouragers us to be more aware of the beauty of these everyday materials and the way they sustain natural life and accentuate our relationship to the natural world and the native wellbeing it offers us.