Rings in evolution

How the rings came about

NOTE: this page is currently under construction

 

 

I have started to create as part of my own search for meaning.

This journey started at the end of 2006 .. the year my son, Joey, was born and the year I created, with my late partner, a large interactive sculpture, Vortex.

IMAGES OF VORTEX

I was given the present of an offcut of aluminium tube which was engraved with the words _Vortex 2006_. It became both a piece of jewellery and a reminder of that special time.

Inspired by the piece I offered to create a couple for friends, but constant obstacles and challenges kept stopping me. Circles of Life remained as an item on my to do list for years.

This past year I have been exploring life in different ways, and have been present to the power and beauty of words.

My word for last year was ‘breathe’ .. a prompt to bring myself to the present moment, but one that also saw me come back ‘to life’.

IMAGE BREATHE RING

The follow up to breathe, was ‘release’. One that I am bringing more consciousness to.

IMAGE RELEASE RING

And the word I have chosen for this year is ‘Presence’.

**The journey**

I love to look on life as a journey that is calling us forward to evolve. In this way challenges can become opportunities for growth or for a deeper experience of life.

CIRCLES

I seem to have an almost obsession with circles as a clear expression of life. Even my chosen martial art, aikido, is filled with circular movements. I love the idea of our life journey being a circle, in the same way as the hero’s journey of evolution that is the essence of so many inspirational stories. And in such a way I see the creation of these rings as a sort of ‘simple breakthrough’ in my life, in the way that they offer the opportunity to live the meaningful, connected and independent lifestyle I have been seeking after.

MY JOURNEY

My journey has very much been one of both confusion and of intrepid exploration .. and of attempting to separate myself from the world .. and also of feeling completely lost. I felt lost for so long I thought that I just loved the feeling of lostness .. it had become my comfort zone and my excuse to stay uncommitted and free. Yet I have been on a constant quest for clarity .. and the Circles of Life are a powerful step on that journey.

_We shall not cease from exploration
_And the end of all our exploring _
_Will be to arrive where we started _
_And know the place for the first time. _
T.S. Eliot

For me this quote reflects my journey toward clarity, and the spiralling journey of evolution. Your word chosen is an opportunity to reflect on your life at different times in your journey and to become more present to how you perceive and experience life.