JOURNEY THROUGH THE RAINBOW ALCHEMY LAB // WHAREPUKE SCULPTURE PARK RESIDENCY // KERIKERI // 2017
This artwork was realised by combining an ecological awareness with social practice and a nature-lead sculptural approach that utilises the on-site organic materials paired with the natural materials of the artists inherent practices. As these practices draw on ceremonial and ritualistic methodologies that continue the essential dialogue around our vital relationships with the natural world and that draw attention to the current commodification of natural resource and the intrinsic value of plant life.
Through a period of 2 weeks, we embarked on a visionary and visceral journey through the colour spectrum of the rainbow. Through the chakra energy centres representing the 7 levels between heaven and earth. Each day we worked with a specific vibrational frequency represented by colour. foods, aromas, teas, sound and art practices all within the living practice alchemy lab. Within this framework of colour therapy, the alchemy lab is a co-creation of all gathered and harvested elements working to transform the sensorial perceptions of the person engaging and participating in the gallery space. Through complete immersion of the senses into a ritual space evocative of temple sanctums of old, colour becomes a transformative experience, both inside and outside. By adorning, wearing, ingesting and resonating with a colour ray and chakra energy every 2 days / 7 colours/ chakras in total. We ascend through the spirals of colour consciousness linking earth,which begins the process and heaven which finishes the connective process
The full project page can be found here: https://wellbeing-alchemy.tumblr.com/