At its basic level, karmic stone seeks to capture what resonates with ones spirit -- a symbol or word or a design. Something that inspires you. It can signify a special time or place. A person. An experience. A memory. Anything that is significant to you. Once it is carved in stone, that which speaks to us and inspires us is tangible.
In this tangible form, a karmic stone evokes a feeling that nourishes our spirit. It can be seen as the gift of "good karma" that we give ourselves and thus can pass on to others. It also serves as a reminder to slow down so that you may embrace each day from a place of openness and with the wonderment of a child. That is what karmic stone symbolizes.
As a result of my architectural training, I believe that places bring emotions, recollections, people and even ideas to mind. Perhaps that is why my adventurous spirit soars when I travel to far off lands, explore the wonders of nature and embark on journeys of exploration.
On the path to self-discovery and a desire to be more present and alive, karmic stone evolved.
Mindfulness, meditation, a passion for yoga, the search for balance and the need to slow down and embrace life all combined to create the opportunity for karmic stone to manifest itself.
I was drawn to stone as a medium in which to express my creativity while seeking my own sense of permanence and the need to be grounded.
Stone provided a solid foundation from which to grow. While I had been an architectural designer and preferred the blank page, I discovered that stone holds many secrets and mysteries, which come together in creating a work of art. Each type of stone has its own unique texture, underlying colors, wich may or may not reveal themselves, density, and a unique history- from its origins and formation to how it has evolved over the ages.
Each work of art requires mindfulness and focus. As a design is carved, the stone presents its own uniqueness just as it is supposed to. Just as in life, unfolding as it is supposed to. Right now. In this moment.