FAMM Live is my second radio show for fiber and mixed media artists. Today we welcome metal weaving artist Catherine Foster . Catherine’s intent is to live life as a prayer. She meditates every day, practices Tai Chi and Chi Kung before going into the art studio to “play. ?In addition to being an artist, she is an expressive Arts Coach, Ordained Minister, Reiki Master Teacher, Soul Recognition Facilitator, Energy healer, Sacred Space facilitator, Vibrational healing, Painter of the colors of peoples’ souls and more.
Catherine’s Artist Statement
FUSING ART AND HEALING “WEAVING PEACE THROUGH ART”
Art, harmony and peace, these are the driving forces in my artwork. The concept of weaving has been integrated in my work for over 35 years. Many artists search for that special technique, finished work or art. Working in metal has given me exactly what I have searched for. Painting on metal creates a rich glowing surface that draws you in with its internal energy, texture and colors. The luminous surface radiates the inner glow of the human soul as it weaves relationships with self, the environment and the world as symbols of our existence. I call it “Living Art, as it changes with the light from morning to night.
My current project,The Peace Prevails Project, is woven metal of many colors portraying diversity. Relationships are expressed as the varied pieces are woven. Embossed with words of “Peace” in many languages, resonating a universal desire for the lessening of hostility. It is my goal to maintain feelings of inner peace as I create the artwork thus passing on this feeling to others
“Newest works since the first of the year 2010 include new pieces from the Kimono Series and flat woven metal robes called Earth Prayers where I am hand painting nature images on top of the woven surface. Being in meditation and praying while I create has been a long standing practice in service to the world. I am excited about these new pieces. ”
Her newest idea is
Weaving Peace Through Art with Catherine Foster
The Peace Prevails Project was inspired during a morning meditation. It comes from the desire to serve others through beauty and the healing energies. The project is also a search for my own inner peace. I feel that as I practice being peace others will feel that peace and be inspired to seek their own.
Each piece of artwork in the Peace Prevails Project and all the other artwork that I create is infused with the healing energies by calling in the Reiki energy, shamanic healing, the masters, angels and higher consciousness with the intent that this energy will be forever in the art for whoever is seeking the healing.