This artwork is part of "The Dream of the Rood" exhibition at Warwick Art Gallery.
I digitally layered and manipulated three watercolour sketches and printed the image onto OHP film. I projected the image onto a stretched canvas and painted in acrylic. I used acrylic glaze washes to produce the misty effect.
From the copper-scape series, a study of healing properties of copper.
I found an ancient copper pot that I had been given in Turkey. I cleaned it and marvelled at the
beauty. Copper has tremendous healing properties. Here is my study on copper:) I found it interesting that copper
has an atomic number of 29 2+9=11 1+1=2 THE HIGH PRIESTESS , the universal principle of intuition,independence
self trust. An androgynous figure which represents balance. This serves us as a reminder that we are not to sacrifice
our strength for our softness or our softness for our strength.
These images are from the large copper vessel used to pour cold water in the hamams in istanbul in the early 1900s.
Healing copper is an essential component of the natural pigment, melanin that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes. Yes, copper helps stop our hair from turning grey and helps keep our hair thick.
Healing copper is required in our body to make enzymes that stop our arteries from hardening and the resulting high blood pressure.
Healing copper is required to support the enzyme lysyl oxidase. Lysyl Oxidase is used in the synthesis and maintenance of bone and connective tissue. If this enzyme is somehow not working properly, the maintenance breaks down. We believe that copper is essential to the activation of lysyl oxidase and supports both elastin and collagen, areas of great concern for arthritis sufferers.
Healing copper is considered to have a positive influence on blood circulation and metabolism.
Healing copper is considered a strong conductor of energy (considered an excellent combination with magnetic field therapy) as an aid for exhaustion.
Healing copper is often known as the “Love Metal”… helping us open up to Love energies.