the four directions...on my bench, on my mind....
I know I have spoken of this before, but much of what I am working on at any given time comes to me in that semi-conscious state of mind when we are lingering between awake and slumber....I am sure you all know it....I believe that's when I do some of my best creating!....this image (or rather a facsimile of it, looking like a finished piece of my silverwork) has been haunting me for the last few weeks. I am in the process of answering the call, and am almost done carving in wax. To me, this is strange, as the medicine wheel pictured is from the mighty Sioux Nation. I have aboriginal blood in me for sure, but I can tell you with all certainty not a drop of Sioux. ( I will depend on my friend Michaela Dawn to clarify any errors here, as this is in part her heritage!)...this image has been relentless with me...and I must answer it's siren song!....I just love the symbolism of this wheel and have been doing a bit of research as to the quadrants and their meanings.......
white bird’s wing
the sacred pipe
a cup of sky
I just love the way it all comes full circle....and am pondering the interconnectedness of it all...this one is going to take a bit for me to wrap my brain around....what do you think all these symbols mean?
Ponder with me, please!