'Icosahedron' corresponding with the element of water and the 'sacral' energy centre in the human body associated with creativity and qualities of flow.
'Maija is pleased to announce she will be showing new work in 'Nothing Is Immediate' 22 Nov - 5 Dec at Chapel Arts Studios.
Nothing Is Immediate sets out to challenge perceptions of what art is by using the words sacred, wellbeing, and function. It is a collaboration between Tony Spencer, an artist with dyslexia, and four contemporary visual artists.
Tony has been awarded Arts Council England funding to deliver four exhibitions which showcase his five geometric sculptures and investigate multi-sensory art as an opportunity to embrace neurodiverse experiences and disabilities. He invited four local artists Maija Liepins, Christine Dodd, Kate Street and Terence Noble, to join him in creating new work in response to the tangible and sacred aspects of the five elements earth, water, fire, air, and ether. Their work will be exhibited together at four exhibitions over the course of a year. The Nothing Is Immediate event series also includes streamed events, therapeutic sound baths, performances and poetry.
Following on from Maija's Starflowers at Sandham where the icosahedron (water) made its debut in March 2020, Maija's new work is responding to the third sculpture in Tony's series the octahedron (air). The CAS exhibition will focus primarily on the elemental themes of air and water and show work by CAS Associate Artists Tony Spencer, Christine Dodd and Maija Liepins. A small number of tickets will be available for a soft private view on Saturday 21st.
Maija Liepins is an artist who has been writing stream-of-consciousness poetry since she was fifteen. She practices what Jung calls 'active imagination' which is similar, but with dreams instead of words. Improvisation has led her to add sound and embodied movement to the mix.