The Power of Intention, Fused with the Beauty of Art
Hello! I'm Shadia, an artist based in Metro Detroit. To learn more about me, you can read my bio. I developed an art project for this year's upcoming ArtPrize, a city-wide art event hosted in Grand Rapids, MI.
What is an "Intention"?
I like this quote from Deepak Chopra
"An intention is a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of that which you aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish."
🎨ABOUT THE ART🎨
“Garden of Intention” was created as an experiment in harnessing the collective #powerofintention within a work of art.
I began by distributing collage papers to children, friends, fellow artists, and teachers. They were invited to share their positive intentions for a better world. I then painted, stamped, stenciled and otherwise embellished these papers. They were hand torn and reassembled to create a collaged painting comprised of nearly 1,000 pieces of paper, many of them filled with these submissions.
My goal for this piece was to create a visual groundwork from which these written intentions could grow into a powerful force for #positive change in the world. My hope is that everyone who sees this piece will be inspired to consider their own positive intentions. I know that while integrating these #heartfelt, #honest, and sometimes #playful submissions into my painting, I was profoundly moved and filled with #joy.
Please note - this piece will be installed at
Central Reformed Church
for the duration of Art Prize 7, September 23 - October 11, 2015.
This video shows progress photos of the painting as it developed. You can see the details of some of the submissions, as well as the transformation of the notes into a cohesive work of art.
The completed piece is comprised of 3 panels. The total dimensions of the triptych are 4' T x 7.5' W x1.5"D. Over 100 submissions were collected and integrated into the finished piece.
TO ORDER PRINTS starting at $15 and up, please visit Fine Art America, where you can customize many of my original paintings for display in your home!
YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF THIS UNIQUE ART EVENT - VERY EASILY!
- Continue the conversation and the good vibes by using #GardenofIntention to post your positive intentions for making the world a better place on Instagram and Twitter!
- Visit #ArtPrize7 to vote for #61480!