Through my interest in spirituality and sacred geometry I began to study the chakras of the body. Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means, “wheel.” Eastern philosophy believes that we have seven energy generators inside the body that spin like a wheel and determine our overall sense of self and health. If a chakra is producing too much energy we become excessive in certain aspects of our self. If a chakra is spinning with little energy than we become deficient in a certain aspect of our self. Our overall state of mind, health and everyday life is somehow affected by the “spinning” of the energy that is created inside of us. Each chakra has it’s own color and vibration. Each of which is represented with a different color of the rainbow. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and finally violet. ROYGBIV!
The second chakra is located at the sacral plexus. The purpose of this chakra is to explore movement and connection through emotions and sexuality. Its color is orange. The second chakra embraces our right to feel. A well-balanced second chakra has a complex emotional structure that is grounded enough to be contained and open enough to be fluid and connected. The emotional depth to this chakra holds many prizes when properly balanced: compassion, creativity, true power, awareness and insight.
To create something unique and also functional I have incorporated crystals into the painting that are known to work with the second chakra and help bring balance to it. This idea has turned the artwork into a three-dimensional tool to bring beauty, balance and energy to the viewer! The crystals that I used for this painting are Bloodstone, Carnelian, Red Garnet, Red Jasper, Ruby and also Ruby in Zoisite.