Ocean Dharma opens up a mesmerising portal of meditative visual swirls – inviting one’s consciousness to plunge in a free-dive deep into a blue hole, trusting the flow of breath and surrendering to the gravitational pull of the sacred ocean sanctuary – a vast cathedral full of wonders and mystery.
Ocean Dharma is Elle Divine’s third solo art exhibition and is part of the SOS: Sacred Ocean Sanctuary series – a creative endeavour and her commitment to honour the sacredness of the sea.
This exhibition highlights the tripartite pillars behind the works of Elle’s creative, wholistic process.
Art for Conservation. Her assemblage of works shed light in the call for more actions to help protect the ocean ecosystem. When one’s consciousness is in “oneness” with the ocean, one will protect what is sacred and beautiful.
Art for Spiritual Vitality. Her abstract expressionist rhythm and flow fused with meditative “dotting” is integral in the vital practice of centering one’s body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Art for Healing. Her intention is to radiate only “the good, the sacred, and the beautiful”. As an energy healer – being a Reiki and Seichem Master herself – she extends healing transmission in each of her paintings with heartfelt intuition.
The paintings vibrate and extend the never-ending creation of the kosmos. The confluence and intermingling of colours; the sensuous and radical expression of the motions of the paints are reflective of the sphere of the sea and the echoes of the furthest astronomical nebula, the so-called “star nurseries” of outerspace.
And within the inner space, these works pulsate a frequency of healing as there is an intuitive and instinctual stream of energy that emanates from each of the paintings – such as layers upon layers of meaning to be uncovered in each and every moment of “oneness” with the works.
The works can surprisingly trick the eyes if one stares much longer and as the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
With its visual splendour, one can look at it for hours until recognisable shapes emerge that brings forth a memory and triggers the emotional field; it radiates and exudes healing vibration that activates the cellular consciousness of the body; and it is imminent to see the cross-intersection webbing of sacred geometry that is magnified through minimalist white swirls dotted with infinite, infinitesimal specks of energy seed pods – white dots that signify as “boundless drops of a boundless ocean” or tiny giants of zooxanthellae – encapsulated in a nucleus of sacred wholeness.
Ocean Dharma brings to light a life enlightened with purpose and meaning.
“OCEAN DHARMA” | MARCH 16 – APRIL 03, 2019, MAMUSA ART GALLERY, ILOILO CITY
Australian abstract expressionist, Elle Divine, lives on the island of Negros. She is an active creative fellow in the community having exhibited and joined several community-oriented art activities. She is an alumna of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop and has performed for the VDay’s “The Vagina Monologues” – a theater advocacy play by Eve Ensler. Elle had shown her works in several cities in the Philippines including shows at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery in Intramuros, Manila.
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