Context: Part 1/3 of a throat chakra activation collection that embodies the energy of a relationship where self and inner child are equals. Exploring themes of reinventing situations with safety, self-soothing and what it means and looks like to truly 'hold yourself'. 

Words from the artist: This three piece collection is a symbol of a commitment to work together with the inner child through things that feels scary to them. An embodied work that captures moving through valid fears that were keeping us/me from taking the necessary steps toward dreams that really matter. I started painting whilst sitting at the beach here in Auckland, NZ - in awe by the infinite possibilities within the sea, the infinite possibilities if I can learn to work with me.

This piece has been reinvented three times and each piece holds supportive energy toward the different seasons of growth.

The story of the caterpillar:
There was once a caterpillar who wanted to paint a picture. She asked the creator "what shall I paint today?" The creator replied: "look in to the water and you will see yourself. Paint that". The caterpillar thought this was a great idea and got to work straight away. Lavishing in each brush stroke and shade which made up the sea. Carefully gliding her hand to form curves so round and beautiful. A woman in the sea. As the woman spoke butterflies filled the ocean but they also filled the sky. As her hand moved words poured into her mind, words she called her truth. The caterpillar quickly wrote them down but was so captivated by the butterfly woman. Her heart was tender and transitioning. She knew the butterfly woman needed her words, her wings to fly but she was so eager and anxious to share this beautiful woman with the world. So she did. It was late and the sky grew even darker, the piano played in the background inviting her to sleep. The caterpillar couldn't stop thinking about the butterfly woman and her missing wings, but she was tired and frustrated. Her sleepy hand tried to form the wing, but the piano became even louder. As her eyes started to close, she grouped the words as boxes of text and shared her painting once again before she went to sleep. 

To grow is to pause
To grow is to wait
To grow is to trust
To grow is to breathe

To grow is to hold yourself
Through the unsteadiness of it all
To grow is to lean on 
On the wisdom that's your own

To grow is to embrace
Patience, honesty and love
For you: the star and the seed
The creator who moves through it all

This artwork is here to provide energetic support: of the butterfly spirit (the energy of transformation and growth), the ocean/water element and the unconditional love our bodies hold for us. The gift of life through a heart that always beats and lungs that help us breathe. 

This collection is designed to be displayed in numerical order. For the other two works see:

A2 art print - We can work together | Pt. 1 the caterpillar

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Pt 2. the cocoon

Pt 3. the butterfly

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concrete healing tray (mini)

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