Happy Fall!

Balancing Act: Amalfi Spirit Bowl | 72" x 12"

Patricia-DeLeon

Mixed media on Baltic birch with gold + silver leaf.  
The painting is finished with  a UV protective varnish.

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The vessel is an object both utilitarian and ancient.  Made for human interaction and handling, the vessel is a representation of our spirit and our physical form.  

These Spirit Bowls are nesting within each other, each with their individual textures, markings + colors.  I like to think of them as a representation of each of us:  Filled with our individual essence, able to transmit nourishment to ourselves + others.  Looking at the stacked bowls in my studio reminds me of the natural order of community; As we hold + support each other our potential for both inspiration and practical functioning unfolds and grows.