The Yin and Yang

This is my sketch of the yin and yang. I am looking at interpretation and this was the sketch. The two forces meet a the edge of a cliff one is the sun and one is water. The cliff is what we brush against in life. Man is the sun and energy woman is the water and fluid. Both are life giving in their own way. The sun rises and the water surges over the cliff. None can overpower the other. Each are balanced. 🙏🏻

Desiree Charmaine Lau
Desiree Charmaine Lau

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My name is Desiree Charmaine Lau. I studied two years of a Fine Arts Painting degree I transferred and completed a degree majoring in Anthropology (study of human culture) and English, and undertook a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing). I have written essays and continue to write Fiction, Fantasy. I love creating art that explores the subconscious mind and the afterlife. I love exploring and understanding the nature of existence and trying to write poems and novels that describe how I feel. I create art that is searching for answers and jewellery that reflects a kind of quiet spirituality.

The mysterious coughing of blood

After being alive since the beginning of time, and caring for immortals and mortals alike. The ebb and flow of life presents itself as a spurt of blood coughed out. Tracing the source of the blood flow may prove difficult. When it started and which immortal or mortal may have caused it is not possible to trace. An accumulation and amalgamation of countless lives. Though she has only lived one here. Its time to move back into seclusion with her spiritual kin. The trees with winding branches set at equal spaces awaits her. Her tea table waits for her. The grove long forgotten and few find.

I was emotional so the seal was stamped less than straight. But i think this adds to the work. A timely reminder of how i feel.

Spiritual totem pendant

This was my very first attempt at clay making. Literally the first time i popped clay in the oven. It is a winged being with a gold pyrite accent and amethyst accent finished with a quartz. A spiritual totem for spiritual guidance. I hand painted it. I remember being very nervous and inspired making it. The crystal accents were actually from my Auntie Clara’s crystals. When my Auntie Clara passed away we salvaged some of her crystals and i used them in this creative process.

The clockwork parts necklace

I made this necklace out of clockwork parts and a clear quartz crystal and gold wire. I have not used gold wire in a while, it was a refreshing change. I was listening to chants by the Gregorian monks and in a meditative mood. The space was clear and i felt a calm energy. I think i’ve always been inspired by the structures of cathedrals and you can see it a bit in this piece. Like the round windows at the top of a church and a spire.

The girl and the phoenix

It’s a cold rainy day and i’m in bed. This is an artwork i worked on. It’s a girl holding a phoenix with a jade seal and a black jade cup. The story is that when my mum let me wear one of her pendants she told me it was given by our relative. My mum told me phoenix is for girls and dragons are for boys. The jade seal and black jade cup are for remembrance. A long time ago when i was not well and hallucinating to the West having visions to the East i bought this jade seal and black jade cup in an antique shop. For some reason i was really drawn to it. The jade seal has a small chip on the dragon’s tail and and the cup fell from a table one day and chipped slightly. It is said that when jade breaks it breaks to protect you. So coming full circle, i somehow only just realised it. To show my appreciation for the jade that broke to protect me i wanted to do this drawing. I guess its time. At least in this drawing, the energy of the jade and the memory of its soul and completeness still exists in another realm.

Desiree Charmaine Lau
Desiree Charmaine Lau

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My name is Desiree Charmaine Lau. I studied two years of a Fine Arts Painting degree I transferred and completed a degree majoring in Anthropology (study of human culture) and English, and undertook a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing). I have written essays and continue to write Fiction, Fantasy and Poetry. I have a penchant for darker themes and love to explore the darker side of life. I love creating dark art and art that explores the subconscious mind and the afterlife. I love exploring and understanding the nature of existence and trying to write poems and novels that describe how I feel. I create art that is searching for answers and jewellery that reflects a kind of quiet spirituality.