Looking for a truly unique form of wearable art? If so, you need to check out the work of Ruth Le Gear and Graham Reid of Celestial Aquatics. Ruth creates stunning water essences, while Graham is a glass artist. Together, they have created amazing ‘wearable waters’, in the form of unique handmade Water Orb pendants.
Ecstasy of a Cripple
By Elva Carri
Art to Revolutionise our Beliefs
Campaigns, protests or voicing an opinion in order to bring about change is not always something that happens through word, voice or on placards. All too often, we look at art as something purely ‘visual’ and one dimensional, and fail to acknowledge the questioning and re-education it hopes to stir up within us. Jocelyn Woods photographic art campaign with Thomas Dodd however, leaves you no option but to listen. It’s bold and it’s brave and will stop you in your tracks long enough to consider it’s purpose and effects.
Jocelyn Woods is a poet, mystic, artist and model with a severe and rare neuromuscular disease. Creating artworks with photographer Thomas Dodd, she aims to bring about a revolution in our understanding and beliefs surrounding the body, sexuality and spirituality.
Sexuality and spirituality are inseparable to Jocelyn Woods. Her pieces explores the deepest ancient cosmic schism; the split between body and soul, and calls us to question our own understandings of the two and how they fit together. Jocelyn purports that, “The universal solvent to our artificial voids of dis-ease must inherently lie in the Divine Marriage of body and soul, as integral aspects of a whole, rather than externalised tyrannies vying for supremacy.”
The central theme of her campaign is to reveal the perfection of truths that have been lying dormant within us and her work aspires to usher in our resurrection into the New Jerusalem on earth. You can view and support her work online and may find yourself discovering an array of thoughts, feelings and instincts you never listened to within yourself until now.
You can find Wood’s art campaign, The “Ecstasy of a Cripple: WE ARE THE CURE” on RocketHub at the link below.
The Chocolate Factory
The Chocolate Factory is a new creative community developing in the old Williams & Woods building on King’s Inn Street in Dublin.
The first concrete building in Dublin city is being rejuvenated to become a creative hub comprised of studio spaces for design, art, music, dance, photography and many other creative areas.
The ethos of the Chocolate Factory is a creative community where community is the centre of focus with everybody helping each other out. We are also focused on reusing and upcycling anything we can as part of the development and building work going on in the CF, and want to be as sustainable as possible in every aspect of the project.
Ireland’s first rooftop Urban Farm is being created on the roof of the building and aims to produce and educate people on various horticultural techniques and how to create their own urban farm.
Already, the Chocolate Factory has artists, designers, bands, photographers, upcyclers, sound designers, Buddhist martial arts and healing experts, horticulturalists, a creative baker, fashion designers, software designers and many more all becoming part of the community and fuelling the diverse creative atmosphere that is developing.
A cafe and restaurant is planned for the ground floor and it is hoped to be open in the next few months, combining a great place to have a coffee or a meeting, with some roof grown food in a creative and industrial atmosphere of the expansive ground floor.
This project is breathing some life back into King’s Inn Street and hopefully it will help to expand the creative sector of Dublin to include this beautiful old building and its resident creatives.
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For more on the Chocolate Factory visit www.chocolatefactory.ie
Other spaces worth a look: wwwblockt.ie and www.fumballyexchange.com