My aim is to create a visual prompt for connection from the natural world to the spiritual plane, I produce a piece of art that represents the place for loved ones to meet remotely.
This was initially the idea of an author and client (now dear friend) who had lost a son and a husband through suicide. She asked me to create a piece of art that would represent a ‘remote meeting place’ for her and her son which would include visual clues, memories and triggers to aid her meditation and remote viewing. This was to be somewhere she imagined connecting and talking with him. Imagined is not the word she would use….she meets with her son, she has sat with him and talked with him in surroundings of serenity and love. It is an absolute and unique address where she can find him when she seeks his company, where she can see him as he was and is now perhaps, to occasionally find answers to questions but more as a celebration of their life together, to feel him near her. Astral Temples are not religious shrines, they are a visual cue for remote viewing, a meeting place.
Memorial Art need not even represent a person or pet that has passed, this can also be something to help stimulate your mind to aid with a long-distance remote connection to someone with whom you are separated by circumstance or geography or time. This is something I cannot produce alone. We create this together, the end result being a piece of art by the two of us, a co-production. I explain the process thoroughly in my video on the Astral Temple page of this website. Thank you for watching, if you are interesting in creating and owning something like this, do feel free to call me for a chat.
Initially there is a short consultation – usually a telephone or Skype call and there is no charge for this. We discuss what you think you are looking for. Sometimes you might have already had an ‘astral meeting’, perhaps even a guided one, sadly, this is not a talent I process or part of the necessary process, but it is immensely helpful if you have some ideas about the place/address that represents your meeting room.
We talk a little about the person you want to meet and what is it that triggers you to visualise where you see yourself meeting them. This place can be anything from a mountain cave, a forest or beautiful lake, a bedroom or train station to sitting on a sliver of moon or swinging from a star. This his or her unique address, it doesn’t have to be bound by natural rules and is sometimes more exciting and individual if it isn’t. It will be very obvious in the first ten minutes of our chat if we think we are right for each other, if we can work together to produce our unique artwork and if not, nothing is lost. If it feels right, we quickly talk about budget and timescale and then we leave at least a week to think more in depth about what we have discussed.
If it is a ‘YES’ on both sides, during this week or so, I will go ahead with some very rough sketches and have a list of further questions ready for our second consultation. This has a nominal charge attached as it will take some time to work on these things for you. This consultation will last at least 45 minutes and will involve me drawing out your preferences on colour, style, size, medium and more importantly trying to get really specific about the meeting place cues. I will ask questions like, “When you are at the address of your husband, you said there were stones in front of the pool, are these tiny like gravel or large boulders? Grey or covered in moss, how far do they reach to the left or right, are they in semi-darkness or bright light and are they reflected in the water?”.
We must get it right at this stage as I will next be making far more in depth sketches or a maquette (smaller model) in the case of 3D work that will resemble the final work. You will need to make your mind up at this point, if you are confident that we are on the same wavelength, that you like the style I am suggesting and that I am really creating your vision. We will now have agreement on cost of the final piece.
This can be done in person or on Skype. You may have to answer many more questions. The call is recorded for reference and destroyed if you wish once the artwork is yours. Due to the work involved in research and painting/modelling, I will require 50% payment in advance for time and materials to produce this stage.
We spend however long you need on this call / visit to tweak the design, to add more detail and you can change your mind many times in this visit, I want you to be sure this is exactly what you envisage. If another maquette has to be made for my peace of mind I will do this free of charge. I want something that you will love to own. I want something that works for you that you will treasure. I want you to say when you see it, that I have reached into your mind and given you more than you even thought of. This is my intent.
Will be produced to whatever timescale we have agreed. We will arrange for you to collect or for me to deliver by person if possible and I will be paid the outstanding 50% at this time. If you are not in this country or if you wish for it to be shipped, then I will show you the finished article (photographed and also live over Skype) and I will let you know how much it will cost for shipping.
Then….happy dreaming! Enjoy your unique piece and peace that you have really created yourself as much as I have been the instrument.
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