SAGE CLEANSING RITUALS

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Artwork for the 'Fortune' exhibition at Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, USA.
"The FORTUNE Exhibition includes a collection of gilded, limited edition prints by 80+ artists from around the globe.

The artwork is inspired by concepts of fortune, prosperity, and luck, as well as superstitions, good luck charms, rituals, Karma, Chinese New Year and many other cultural concepts of being lucky. Each piece of artwork is hand printed and foiled on art paper with the option of a 2017 hanging wall calendar-- bringing a bit of luck to all of us in the coming year!" - lgal
Prints or calendars are available here: shop.lightgreyartlab.com

ink and gouache on paper, later foiled on paper



Burning sage is one of the oldest and purest methods of cleansing a person, group of people or space. The Latin word for sage, ‘Salvia,’ stems from the word ‘to heal.’ The ancient Celtic druids used sage as a sacred herb with oak moss for burning as well as medicinal purposes. Alongside sage, Juniper was one of their sacred trees, the berries were used for purification and they wore violets in amulets for good luck and fortune.

 

fig. 1.The rose gold foiled artwork, containing a snake, burning sage, oak branches and violets

fig. 1.The rose gold foiled artwork, containing a snake, burning sage, oak branches and violets

fig. 2.  Process

fig. 2.  Process

fig. 3. Process

fig. 3. Process

'Auspicious times are near," I try to massage the ache out of my sternum. 'But luck is decided, not by chance.'

fig. 4. The rose gold foiled snake & sage print between artworks from participating artists (photo by Light Grey Art Lab)

fig. 4. The rose gold foiled snake & sage print between artworks from participating artists (photo by Light Grey Art Lab)

fig. 5. The Fortune Exhibition, my piece in the lower row middle (photo by Light Grey Art Lab)

fig. 5. The Fortune Exhibition, my piece in the lower row middle (photo by Light Grey Art Lab)

fig. 6. The Fortune exhibition, my piece as a calendar (photo by Light Grey Art Lab)

fig. 6. The Fortune exhibition, my piece as a calendar (photo by Light Grey Art Lab)