Floating Land

It’s been a while since I’ve painted a simple koru, so decided to paint one today…
When I look back over the rocks I see a pattern; I have a rock that is quite lighthearted or maybe two and then I have another rock that is quite heavy in what I write about and that has perhaps taken me longer to paint. I feel like I’ve just come out of one of these heavy moments and now in that calm, still place again…for now until the next time…
koru hand painted rocks
I’m heading to Floating Land next week, a community arts event in Noosa, Australia that explores environmental and cultural issues through the arts. This years kaupapa is water…
I’m excited about this! Here I will be sharing a Māori perspective of water and how an understanding of our connections to the environment can help bring about healing for our planet and people. I’ll also be collaborating with local and international artists on projects that will evolve while there and will participate in a variety of forums about sustainability, art, culture and water…
I also feel its going to be another healing time for me, another whenua, another land to experience, more stories to hear and to share.. And a journey of connection, as they always are…I feel this already…
Arohanui,
Jo x
PS – the Floating Land website is here if you want to know more http://floatingland.org.au

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