Block and Flow
Imagine walking into an art exhibition and walking out with a map that shows you where you are in and out of balance in your own life.
This is the vision of Block and Flow
A sensual journey to find your creative mojo through the valley of the chakras.
I have completed 5 of the images in this series so far. They have won 3 golds, and two silvers in the New Zealand Professional Photography Awards. There are 16 images remaining to complete the series and my intent is to have them exhibition ready by the end of 2020. Below are the completed images and the vision for the exhibition.
The Victim - Solar Plexus Chakra Diminished
The Numbing- Sacral Chakra Diminished
The Hoarder - Base Chakra Excessive
The Addict - Sacral Chakra Excessive
The Creative Vortex
Visual Map for The Block and Flow Series
|Crown||The Disconnected||The Visionary||The Flooded|
|Minds Eye||The Critical Voice||The Problem Solver||The Overthinker|
|Throat||The Silent Child||The Communicator||The Bore|
|Heart||The Loner||The Connected||The Martyr|
|Solar Plexus||The Victim
||The Peaceful Warrior||The Oppressor|
First concept but not final image
|Base||The Ungrounded||The Grounded||The Hoarder
The exhibition is made up of 7 three-sided pillars in a womb shape. When you stand in the centre of the womb you can see the archetypes of all of the balanced states of each chakra.
However, if you step out of the womb and you walk in either direction around you will see images that represent either the diminished energy state or the excessive energy state.
I will be creating three separate series with different tonal ranges. The diminished, the balanced, and the excessive. Below are the mood boards for each series.
Diminished Energy Palate
Circling the left side of the pillars will reflect a muted palate with the intent to show a loss of energy a loss of vibrancy.
Excessive Energy Mood Board
Balanced Energy Mood Board
Construction of the Womb walls-
Paper pulp, wire and warm LED bulbs
2.5 x 1.5 mtr pillars x 7 Pillars
Every Body is a Treasure exhibition lines the walls around the Block and Flow exhibition...or lines the walls leading to the exhibition.
Block and Flow Over Head Layout