Alchemical Vessels Exhibition + Benefit
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Vessel of infinite love: Fill my life with peace, wisdom, love, joy, light, and power.
My heart is forever grateful, and my life is completely changed.
As I began to work on this vessel, I drew inspiration from my own healing journey.
Nine years ago, I took a powerful approach to my healing process and sent love and chemo to my cancerous cells, allowing peace, wisdom, love, joy, light, trust, and power into my life. I also learned to thank those cancerous cells for being a blessing in disguise. I had to accept the grief from the realization that motherhood was not going to be for me and focus on my own healing so that I could live. This is the message I wanted to convey through the vessel, so I painted my hands holding my internal storm on the outside and the transformation of my abnormal and out of control cells to healthy cells turning into a big pink flourishing flower surrounded by a beautiful golden mandala on the inside.
This is a symbol of own healing journey and the importance of self-love, resilience, and trust.
I am reminded that we can all transform our storms into something beautiful if we choose to focus our energy on healing and self-love.