According to Taoist philosophy, the development stage of the wood element is birth, where life ensues. In Spring, there is enormous potential for growth, renewal, change and expansion. It is where our ability to make plans and decisions, resides. Spring is a time to organize and set things in motion – calling to action, after the stored energy of the Winter months. Crucially, this element houses your personality, of the wild natural one within.
These are some examples of pictures that I’ve collected over the years, that speak of these things to me and that I always return to for inspiration.
The directional lines in my sculpture are an intentional response to this element, and if I obtain a sense of play and boldness within my work, I know that I have managed to include this energy.