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Sense of Self

Sensory Installations

shrine of the sacred self

The prayer

Creator of all that is;

 

Show me sweet relief from the ill winds of global upheaval.

Lure me with the fragrance of your love.

Let me find solace in the Shrine of the Sacred Self.

 

Soothe my mind with stories of the moon and stars above and the Earth below my feet.

Show me my heart filled with faith and love, so that I may dance gracefully with the mess and wear the rest of life 

like the lightest summer breeze.

 

Teach me to trust in life and choose love beyond fear so that I may walk in peace with the passing of each glorious day. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

The year 2020 was a rollercoaster for me: months of dread, anxiety, and frustration. Feeling helpless in the world, I finally surrendered and turned inward to find much needed peace. Shrine of the sacred self is an immersive response to this journey; navigating within, to find that sense of deep immoveable faith in life.

 

Inviting visitors to step into that rich sacred space, via an upscaled, indoor/outdoor pop-up version of my pocket shrine.

My pocket shrines are devotional imagery, painted into small treasure boxes, as reminders of our sacred self in daily life. 

 

Pocket Shrines are inspired by roadside temples in Bali and tiny frescoed chapels in Cyprus, seen on my travels in past years, making this immersive experience a spiritual labyrinth, a powerful journey to our own centre. The way Mary Poppins climbed into a chalk drawing, step mindfully into the living canvas, The shrine of the sacred self. 

 "I’m hoping this work will help people process what has been quite a traumatic experience for most, in a way that leaves them feeling a sense of hope and relief as it has been for me." 

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Sense of Self

 

Designed in consultation with Access Ability Australia, Sense of Self offers carers and families of children with additional needs an inclusive place to explore and relax together at large events. It is a magical place for taking a breather, playfully and creatively prompting its audience to ‘activate’ their senses in dynamic and unforeseen ways. Sense of Self is an immersive Art experience and chill zone all in one.

Developed in response to the need for inclusivity at public events, everything in this unique sensory installation is mindfully created and placed so that all children, especially those on the Autism spectrum, can engage in play feeling safe and held.

This work is an evolving curation, unfolding within the varying spaces at each event, from indoor theatrical spaces to outdoor Sensory Gardens. 

For more information or a quote please contact us.