Day 10

The image shows a piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork. It is an ink and watercolor drawing of a daily meditation. Stylistically this piece of artwork has links with abstract art.

Day 10 by Jina Wallwork

The image shows a piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork. It is a photograph of a daily meditation created using stones. Stylistically this piece of artwork has links with land art and earthworks.

Day 10 by Jina Wallwork

Day 10

I know that within your life there is a person you love completely. Perhaps it is a parent or a friend. You may not fully show your appreciation for the love and support they give you. There will be days in the future when they are no longer a part of your day. You will cry because of their departure. When they die you will experience an intense pain because of your loss. I do not aim to fill you with sorrow. I want you to be aware of what you have in your life, at this moment. Today you can talk and show your gratitude. Tell them how you feel and thank them for all they have done. In the future you will desire to go back to this day. You will desire to reveal their importance and you will feel regret that you cannot return to this moment. 

You exist within this day. Therefore you have the opportunity to do this now. Tell them everything you want to say. They may also have important words to share with you. Some things should not be left unsaid, especially if they deliver love and kindness. They are here, right now. Everything else can wait. In the future you will realize that saying, ‘I love you’ is one of the most important things you will ever do. Do this today.

27 Days

27 Days is a series of transient sculptures each representing a single day. The sculptures are made from natural materials where stones are shaped into different patterns. My behavior shapes the nature of each day, how I move the stones shapes the sculpture that represents it. These temporary sculptures are also meditations upon a day. Over many days we can see patterns emerge and slowly life changes, but within a single day this pattern is elusive. We are making decisions and responding to life’s challenges but we do not know what we are creating. To meditate upon a single day is an act of consciously observing your life as it unfolds.

Artworks were then created from the photos of those transient sculptures. Those works represent viewing each day with hindsight. There are similarities, but the memory of the day is different to the experience within the moment.

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