The past 6 years has led me through exploration and contemplation trying to make some sense of my ever-changing place in the world.
This art piece is the first public offering and expression of my journey with PD. Medicine shield seemed an appropriate format for a healing journey and is symbolic of my contemplations. Butterfly is for change; alligator is to look at and appreciate both the pleasures and pain of life; turtle is for grounding; heron for self knowledge of all my gifts and challenges; elk is a reminder to pace myself to increase stamina and maintain a strong will.
The coloured threads are the 4 elements and 4 peoples and are entwined to show the interdependence of all. Blue is a healing colour in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and the circle of green for growth and circle of life. The trailing amulets are personal good wishes for all.
I offer this art submission for the benefit of all sentient beings.