chakra

16″ × 16″ hand dyed vintage linen, stitching, appliqué, beading. 2012. Photographed by Scott Grant. The Root chakra is concerned with physical needs and basic human survival. It resonates red. It keeps us grounded and connected to our material existence.
16″ × 16″ hand dyed vintage linen, embroidery, stitching, appliqué. 2012. Photographed by Scott Grant. The Sacral chakra is associated with pleasure, sexuality, nurture, movement and change. It resonates orange. It leads us away from just basic existence.
16″ × 16″ hand dyed vintage linen, stitching, appliqué, beading. 2013. Photographed by Scott Grant. The Solar Plexus chakra is about power and self-will and self-confidence. It resonates yellow. It relates to our connection with others and how to be an individual in a communal society.
16″ × 16″ hand dyed linen, stitching, appliqué, beading. 2013. Photographed by Scott Grant. The Heart chakra mediates between the worlds of the spirit and matter. It resonates green. Through the heart chakra we connect compassionately with others.
16″ × 16″ hand dyed vintage linen, embroidery, appliqué. 2013. Photographed by Scott Grant. The Throat chakra is associated with communication and self-expression. It resonates blue.
16″ × 16″ hand dyed vintage linen, beading, appliqué, stitching. 2013. Photographed by Scott Grant. The Third Eye chakra is about knowing, in-sight and intuition. It resonates indigo.
16″ × 16″ hand dyed vintage linen, embroidery, appliqué, beading. 2014. Photographed by Scott Grant. The Crown chakra is associated with the highest states of consciousness. Fulfilment, self-realization and enlightenment. It  resonates violet, gold or white.

chakra

Chakra is about body energy. The chakra are the major energy points in the body. Points through which all experience – physical, emotional and spiritual – flows. Chakra is about my body in particular.

I worked on this piece for 2 years in a slow, careful and deliberate way – letting my body dictate the pace. On hand dyed vintage linen napkins, I embroidered, appliquéd, stitched and beaded.

Chakra is pinned to the wall in the order of the chakra from the root to the crown. It can be hung vertically, horizontally or in a shape (like a diamond with the root at the bottom and the crown at the top).