My meditative mosaic continues to grow.
Here is where I last left off... (see previous post)
A few details thru the magnifying glass!
As I run out of material, which is quickly happening with most of the materials I started with, the search for additional materials intensifies! With each new material I try to find a way to create smooth transitions. All the while, working intuitively on one area at a time.
In this section I introduce polished hematite stones.
"Hematite grounds and protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality. A "stone for the mind", Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought."
Finally, I stopped by our local Earth Products business, fortunately its just down the road from me, for more slate. I collected several types, each with its own properties and learning curve when it came to chopping it up. The lighter color is the most flakey, and the darker, much harder.
I started with an outward burst using the soft, sandy colored slate, interspersed with colorful smalti (glass).
Most recently I've begun introducing some larger chunks of slate, layed flat, and at last, pottery shards are thrown into the mix. I still don't know where this is headed, & I'm fine with that. I'm enjoying the process and being in the moment as I select & set each piece.