Cameron-Hawkins, Ian – Houses of Healing
HOUSES of HEALING
This box, Houses of Healing, is meant to give a visual representation of a place – whether internal or physical – to connect with Peace! To recharge and bring Harmony to our Spirits, to recenter our Hearts, and to soothe our battered psyches.
I began working with LEGO as the focal constructive material of my artwork a few years ago. It has now become my primary, and for the time being my only, artistic source material. I’ve always had a deep spiritual connection to color – the interplay and connection between complementary and contrasting colors sharing space and setting a mood or sharing a feeling.
LEGO bricks have allowed me an entirely new way of expressing those moods and feelings. To perhaps give the eye a place to fall where those complements and contrasts can give a moment of peace, a smile or laugh of remembrance, or a thought or two towards joy, friendship, and healing; as in this piece, the Houses of Healing.
You can look deeper into the main House and perhaps see places where one might recline or repose with one’s inner self. Perhaps a shaft of color light from one of the many windows might strike the eye and face and set off a happy remembrance. Or as whole, the notion of there being a place where there might be help from others, bringing comfort to the spirit as well as a hot toddy and a good friend.
The exterior Cottages – and free-floating Cottages of Healing out and around on Auction Day – are meant as reminders to share your own Spirit of Healing with friends, with family, as well as with complete strangers; all of whom might well need a reminder that Healing is possible.