K-Town Shakers: Be water my friend

Progression is coming along nicely.

Unfortunately painting can’t compete with ‘gaming’ so in terms of inspiring helpers – the project will take longer than anticipated. I’m thinking of calling in reinforcements to get this completed.

In the meantime while painting this mural, I’ve been internalising water as a powerful source of nature.

In relation to Whangaroa, externally Tangaroa (god of the sea) dominates much of our surroundings. While internally or biologically we ourselves are 80% water.

With this in mind, the context of water runs deep. For example it can symbolise the next generation as a wave of change, or the universal polarities of destruction and creation. Or as a wave of  consciousness washing over the hearts and minds of the people of Whangaroa – suggesting transformation.

I love this quote from Bruce Lee, one of the greatest creators ever who uses water as a metaphor for expanding consciousness.

Empty your mind.

Be formless, shapeless, like water

If you put water into a cup, the water becomes the cup.

If you put water into a bottle, the water becomes the bottle.

If you put water into a teapot, the water becomes the teapot.

Water can flow or it can crash,

be water my friend.



I will delve more deeply into these idea’s as the project progresses.





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