Selecting a work of art for your room, home or business has amazing Feng Shui effects. I became aware of the power of individual work of art in a new way that compliments my job as an art curator when I completed my Feng Shui Practitioner course with Roseline Deleu. In short, it has given me a new perspective for my work and a rethink for what I display at home. – Robijn Z. Alexanda
Feng Shui – wind & water – is associated with change and movement. We usually associate a work of art, a painting, photograph or sculpture as a static object. Thus symbolically, when you want change in some aspect of your life, you might like to move some of the works of art or visual objects to assist the process of movement or Chi for more energy and awareness. For example: we all have experienced being surprised when something familiar is altered and others notice the difference.
From our past we can all recall some work of art we associate with pleasant or unpleasant experiences, as we also respond to furniture, rooms, buildings, gardens and streets. Some art is inspirational, some art is scary and some can be offensive. All work of art makes an impression and can make an impact on us.
How to get started and what to do…
– Look at the art you have on display around you carefully.
– Did you choose the items? Does it reflect you today?
– Is your place full of clutter?
– Do you notice your art or not?
– What does the work of art say?
– What is the subject?
– How has it been made and has the artist made something creative and inspiring or is the work of art part of a production line?
– Do you move your art around from time to time?
– Do you give your art work a rest and put it away from time to time?
– Have you attempted to make your own art?
Suggestions for selections
For an improvement in health, select images of healthy people looking at the viewer, healthy food and healthy activities.
For a change in relationship consider images of a relationship you desire, with people looking at each other.
The display can be enhanced by placing these images in an auspicious position within the nine square Feng Shui layout of a room or building. Perhaps these images may be on display temporarily and you will then get used to relating to the visuals around you and it will help you select a more permanent work of art.
The most popular and enduring subject for display in homes is narrative art, that is art that tells a story about people. Narrative art can be as diverse as a bill board sign, a comic strip or as complex as a religious icon. Most people have narrative art in their homes in the form of a family photographs, holiday snaps or portraits. These can be updated and redesigned for display. Incidentally, popular narrative art is the often the best financial investment, because it stays popular.
A change in attitude and a change of the art around us can help.
What to avoid
Images of loneliness, dead objects, war, violence, people with their backs to the viewer, depressing subjects and anything that is personally offensive or negative to you.
In summary, the best art is timeless and reassuring and will keep you engaged. The ideal is to choose one good work of art rather than numerous images. You want your art to reflect you in the present and be something you enjoy. You want to feel inspired and renewed by your work of art.
Author of this article is trained by Roseline Deleu: Robijn Zephyr Alexanda, Art Curator & Feng Shui Consultant Sydney & Canberra http://www.fengshuisteps.com/links.html
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