An art installation – A Prayer for Bev
January 29, 2008
This mini installation was the result of a group prayer for one of our group experiencing pain during her pregnancy.
My wife, Theresa, led us through the process. We sat on cushions in a circle and entered a prayerful state. In the middle of the circle was fine white netting. We were each handed a beautifully well worn stone. The stone was placed in an outstretched hand. All our hands were stretched towards the middle of the circle, over the netting. We could feel the weight of the stone in our hands. We then turned the stone over in our hands and allowed our senses to experience it. After this we gently blew and breathed on our stones. Finally, we each took a turn to place our stone in, on, under, next to the netting as an expression of prayer. While the stones were being placed in unique and interesting places on the netting, the Tibetan singing bowl was softly played.
Installation art uses sculptural materials and other media to modify the way we experience a particular space. Installation art is not necessarily confined to gallery spaces and can be any material intervention in everyday public or private spaces. (Definition from Wikipedia)