Consciousness

2017 | Bronze and Stainless Steel | 44 x 44 x 47 cm 

Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness or of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.
— Wikipedia

As humans, we are cyclical creatures and form part of the cycles of mother nature. Our bodies are deeply in tune with the cycles of seasons, elements and the moon - in this way we are much the same as animals, but unfortunately, not many of us realise this in our fast paced modern lives. Ironically as a result, we have separated ourselves from animals, nature and of the many healing properties that come from immersing ourselves within nature.

The Dolphin of consciousness is all about tapping into something which is larger than ourselves. Spending time in nature, disconnecting from our screens and reaching out for the hand of connectivity back to earth. This is the gentle reminder and nudge we all need to slow down and tune in. To take a moment to acknowledge all that mother nature does for us.

Meditation, animals and nature all have a similar effect on our central nervous system. When we're in a meditative state we're largely experiencing theta brain waves. Theta waves provide a positive mental state, encourage creativity, improve problem-solving skills and increase memory leaving you feeling calm, centred and balanced.

So what may look like a dolphin on first glance, is actually the hand in which connects us all; to each other and back to nature.

Anamorphic Sculpture by Jonty Hurwitz