Inspired by the fifth chakra, I’ve created this design to encourage and celebrate the creative spirit within. I’m passionate about art and what it brings to and releases from your life. Finding your voice and expressing it is crucial to staying true to yourself, regardless of the medium; be it song, movement, music, poetry, life itself is a creative act.
The beautiful blue colours of the visuddha chakra inspired my palate. I’ve incorporated symbols and patterns from various natural and theoretical influences, the art nouveau woman suspended above the peacock, juxtaposing gentle grace with pride. The leaping stag and the humble lotus evoke joy and humility. All that is represented in these Legskins celebrates the feminine and the masculine, the yin and yang.
Balinese batiks and Japanese wood block prints have also influenced my story, the artistically stylized waves symbolize the forces behind what we see, the patterns, vibrations, ebbs and flow.
As with all art, it’s in the eye of the beholder, what is your interpretation? What inspires you? Listen, observe, express…let the creativity within reveal itself.
– Melinda Butt, Artist