It has been helpful during this stay-home time to focus on the second in the series of the spring season, Love Letters to Humanity. More details will come in the mid- season studio update. I wanted to give a quick look at one of them.  Each of the eleven has a print of the Jin Shin Jyutsu * diagram of the body. It symbolizes our commonality as humans as we experience this strange time on earth. Through the imagery I send love to you, the viewer: reminders of divine help, reminiscent of light sparkling in the mica. Reminders of Jin Shin Jyutsu’s gentle Art of KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

©Kathleen O'Brien, Love Letter to Humanity 7, detail

©Kathleen O’Brien, Love Letter to Humanity 7, detail

Each has a map from an antique atlas that illustrates how humanity has viewed and mapped the earth through time. To me they are surrealist landscapes, a prayer for us to be grounded so we can perceive world views with an open mind and heart. Each Love Letter has a vintage Italian stamp. I wanted to have a consistent showing in them and coincidentally I had the right amount of those stamps for the series. Each also has a botanical, a visual bouquet of love and a bit of invented script, so you may read your own message into the cheer.

©Kathleen O'Brien, Love Letter to Humanity 7

©Kathleen O’Brien, Love Letter to Humanity 7

* Jin Shin Jyutsu, a dynamic Art, not a technique, was brought by Mary Burmeister to America, a gift from Jiro Murai of Japan. Murai decoded the Art of the  KOJIKI (Record of Ancient Things – AD 712) and other ancient records contained within the Imperial Archives of Japan. I express gratitude for the first practitioner’s care who introduced me to its self healing techniques, Cyndi Musselman, so long ago. Like holding each finger for five minutes when I am awake in the night.