Spirit Net-Bali Ceremony and Ritual
Every time I visit Bali, I always feel like there is a strong energetic or spiritual undertone, connecting all things and all people. The signs and feelings are everywhere, an extension of their traditional culture, but also solidly infused in modern day living-the constant ceremony, rituals and offerings, the art, performance and dress, the architecture, food, social behaviors and customs, and permeating the general atmosphere.
Whether you are aware of it or not, everybody who visits Bali is engulfed in this spiritual nature, changed, transformed or healed in some way. As if this unique island, is a kind of temple for our inner beings, while we play and saturate ourselves with enjoyment.
While I was watching some fisherman one day using their traditional fishing nets, I saw how I sensed the spiritual connection in all things here, like a kind of energetic fishing net. Not only connecting everything, but also like an underlying safety net that I could just fall or sink into at anytime and just soak in the aliveness and oneness of life.
In these artworks I am attempting to express these experiences in Bali, and I call them ‘Spirit Nets’.
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