Michelle Trick (a.k.a. Ozzo Ombro/ LiLi) came and visited the studio during the month of June. She built a loom out of scrap wood on her first day, then spent the rest of her stay weaving textiles inspired by the month's on-site experiences. She also conducted a few one-on-one breathwork sessions and shared a few relevant ideas with some local peoples before heading off to Shanghai.
Frog helped facilitate Michelle's interactive installation, "Fire Ceremony," during the Lesser Heat Festival. It features 174 Fire Drawings to illustrate breathwork-relevant philosophies... mainly the idea that fire is a powerful cleansing element, and useful for spiritual healing.
Fire Ceremony for the Lesser Heat Festival 2015
"A fire drawing is a blessing for your home.
Fire has the power to reveal and burn away death. It shows us the feelings buried inside us and clarifies the mud in our minds. A person who is often near the electromagnetic force of fire is a healthier, happier, younger, lighter person. Communities that socialize and cook around fire are closer knit and stronger.
These fire drawings are sacred objects, visual prayers made during a period of intense focus, little sleep, little food, and meditation. The images appear abstract, but they are based on the direct observation of flame and visions of energy seen during meditation and bodily purification practice.
Each visitor to Lijiang Studio is encouraged to take a single drawing as a blessing. In order to complete the blessing, each visitor should contribute the power of their own positive intentions to a blank page, and leave the page behind."
-M. Trick // www.ozzoombro.com