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INNER SELF series - Plaque 02. drain to transmute - the Life/Death/Life cycle

artisan: Carol Cerâmica, slow ceramic artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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design: High temperature yoni shaped ceramic. Handbuilt white clay layered with white glaze. Cotton thread. Sisal Thread. Pearl.



In this Yoni shaped plaque, a red thread moves around as a leaking force, suggesting an eternal flow of vital energy. Inside a shield of sacred feminine, the thread is charged by its ancestral power of creation, it drains to transmute. It is filled with life force so that it can rest in confidence to allow its own movement to flow constantly, knowing it will be renewed at the end of every cycle.

We often hold on to so much - what keeps us from letting go when the time comes to let die? Caring for life, nurturing our creative beings, also means letting go to open space for the new. This act of transmuting is symbolized by the pearl placed at the end of the thread - a valuable, meaningful object arises at the end of this weary process.

This piece remind us of the essential learning of the life/death/life cycle. The red thread flows, like blood at the end of every cycle, giving nourishment and clearing space for life to be renewed and creation to achieve its greater potential.
This piece is part of a series:

INNER SELF  ~  things we go through X life as a journey
A collaboration between ceramic artist Carol from @carol.ceramica and artisan Clara from @casaluya. 

They say the deepest you go underwater, the more a feeling of peace and being at home emerges. But to get there you first need to travel through moments of despair, fear of the unknown and the urgent need to rise to the surface and get some air. 
Our inner journey follows a similar path, feelings and emotions are invisible, but pulse strongly in the darkness of our beings. A whole universe is moving and living a life of its own inside each one of us at all times, most specially during big life changes.

In an attempt to bring to matter that which we cannot see, touch or explain, we have turned to concepts and universal symbols used since ancestral times. The spiral is the journey of self development, turning in circles while ascending to higher levels. The labyrinth is the consciousness expanding, drawing energy from the source to take yet another turn. The yoni is the source of all power and creation, the sanctuary embraces it all as sacred. 

Evoking emotions, senses and insights, these pieces set our intention of understanding with our minds that which our hearts have known all along. An attempt of making inner processes tangible, these creations are our deep dive into the waters of life. 



care: Avoid interaction with harsh chemicals found in cleaning products. Scratches and user marks may occur. Also it’s completely natural for changes in color or spots occur over time. 


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