‘Coral-lation’ – Day 352/365 – NFS

‘Coral-lation’ – Day 352/365 – NFS

My theory of coral-lation. It occurred to me that coral took the crystalised form of water ripples in motion – a structured, material manifestation of the lucid environment it grew in.⁠ Really makes you wonder, if you were a piece of coral crystalised into a shape of the environment you were immersed in – would you also produce a zen, peaceful shape? Does the material manifestation of YOU please YOU? If the answer is no – maybe the clue lies in your environment, in what you surround yourself by.⁠

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Painting coral is now my new favourite kind of art meditation. I think I’ll nickname it coral draw. (but not officially because #copyright laws) 😝 Ha!⁠
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Unless you painstakingly wanted to repaint the exact structure of a piece of coral – you could choose instead to study it and then lose yourself in the flow of the structure. (nice oxymoron there too!)⁠
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Here are the rules of coral draw: No overlapping. No straight lines. Only expanding veins, mirrors of each other, puzzle piecing into their whole.⁠
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It occurred to me that coral took the crystalised form of water ripples in motion – a structured, material manifestation of the lucid environment it grew in.⁠
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Really makes you wonder, if you were a piece of coral crystalised into a shape of the environment you were immersed in – would you also produce a zen, peaceful shape? Does the material manifestation of YOU please YOU? If the answer is no – maybe the clue lies in your environment, in what you surround yourself by.⁠
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This is my ‘theory of coral-lation’. ☺️⁠
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Luckily you have the choice to replant yourself wherever you choose. .⁠
The photograph that inspired this painting was taken by @lisambeasely of a coral she photographed in False Bay. ⁠
Thank you for the inspiration. 🙏🏼⁠
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