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Activating Art ( Part I )
Lucy Deslandes, in her new column, uses some examples of her feng shui
inspired pieces to demonstrate how a piece of art can change the feel
and energy of the room. Working alongside principles of the Pa Kua, it
can also improve the small tai chi feng shui of any space.
"EIGHT" brings Abundance
This wall was screaming for some artwork and some colour. Using the 'Eight'
in this space brings abundance on all levels. I have had it framed with
white mount and a white box frame to give it maximum impact on the
white walls. 8
is so wonderfully auspicious. It is the number
that is ruling this period and has always been the number symbolically
representing abundance and money luck.
In this painting there are 100 birds flying in to offer many
opportunities. Birds are great enhancers for the South as they bring
fame and recognition. This print however, can be placed anywhere
because of having all five elements present, giving it balance and
having a positive influence on all sectors of the Pa Kua. The apples
are smooth and there are 6 of them, adding to the symbology of this
print. The 6 apples bring harmony from heaven. Adding the art to this
wall gives the whole room a different, more energised and exciting
"BAMBOO" signifies Longevity, Growth & Wood Energy
This Southeast wall needed some strong wood energy. This bamboo print
represents abundance, prosperity and longevity. It evokes the strength
of the wood element for this sector. This wall was blank and
desperately needed some colour. As the Southeast would not enjoy the
fire energy of the fireplace, it was very important to introduce the
green. The living potted plant adds more of the required wood element
for this space. The black furniture is wonderful as it has the water
element, so it produces the wood. This print has given the room a
feeling of life and growth!
For more on Lucy Deslandes' feng shui art, click here.