Ceramics with He-art ….

Icheon Master Hand: Lee Hyuang Gu

Icheon Master Hand: Kim Seong Tae


China has a tradition of wood carvings that spans centuries. Several Chinese artists continue the art form, but few are as mind-blowing as Zheng Chunhui, in his piece “Along The River During The Quinming Festival.”

The ornately carved sculpture spans the trunk of a 12-foot-long tree. Chunhui was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s longest wood carving.


The piece is over 39 feet long and contains more than 550 individually carved people among the buildings and foliage.


This piece is a replica of the famous Chinese painting “Along The River During The Quinming Festival,” attributed to the Song Dynasty era artist Zhang Zeduan sometime between 1085 and 1145.


There is a long custom of interpreting the famous painting by court artists of each Chinese dynasty.


The piece depicts life in the Song Dynasty in astounding detail.


The piece took Chunhui four years to complete. The Quinming Festival refers to a springtime festival on the 15th day of the spring equinox, so the unveiling of the piece is fortuitous timing on Chunhui’s part.



Root, Base (muladhara)Meaning – Connection to mother earth – Root
Location – Base of spine between the anus and genitals.
Grounding, survival, health, fitness, stability and security.

Incense – cedar wood, myrrh, patchouli, musk, lavender
Ruling Planet – Saturn
Element – earth
Crystals – Red stones – bloodstone, garnet, ruby, onyx, tigers eye, hematite
Sound Frequency – C
Physical Dysfunction’s – Osteoarthritis
Associated Body Parts – bones, skeletal structure, colon and legs
Glandular Connection – Adrenals, Kidneys
Balanced Energy – Centered, grounded, healthy, fully alive, unlimited physical energy, can manifest abundance.
Excessive Energy – Egoistic, domineering, greedy, sadistic, sexual energy entirely genital.
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Mental lethargy, “spaciness”, unfocused mind, incapable
of stillness, difficulty achieving goals, Lack of confidence,
Physical Dysfunction’s – Osteoarthritis
Associated Body Parts – bones, skeletal structure, colon & legs
Glandular Connection – Adrenals, KidneysEgyptian chakra system – Hathor is the root chakra deity.

Art Summary.The Base Chakra is our connection to the earth. This is where we connect to our survival instinct, here we can feel emotionally stable and physically fit and healthy , balance is the key part to this chakra and if we have that, we will be a grounded person. This chakra has four petals, around a square containing a down-ward-pointing triangle. In this image I used garnet crystal as this is associated with this chakra. Garnet also helps to purify and balance energy, its also a good protective stone and was used as a protective talisman. Other crystals used for the base chakra are Agate, Bloodstone, Tiger’s eye Ruby, Hematite, Onyx, Smokey quartz and Rose quartz. In this illustration I used a photo I took of the sun shinning through the branches of a Egyptian cedar wood tree. Cedar wood incense/oil can be used for meditating on the root chakra

Sacral (Swadhisthana)Meaning – Sweetness allowing pleasure and creative expression.
Location – Lower abdomen, between navel and genitals, sex organs, bladder, circulatory system, prostate, womb
Incense – Jasmine, rose, sandalwood

Ruling Planet – Pluto, Moon
Element – Water
Crystals – Orange stones, Citrine, carnelian, golden topaz.
Open and Balanced – You have a lot of sexual energy and sexual power, and you are comfortable with sexuality. You are able to express your power
easily you have a lot of physical energy, a strong sex drive, a lot of healing energy, and a joy of life.
Sound Frequency – D
Vowel – Oo-ooo
Emotional Dysfunction’s – unbalanced sex drive, instability, feelings of isolation
Physical Dysfunction’s – impotence, frigidity, bladder and prostate problems, lower back pain
Associated Body Parts – sex organs, bladder, circulatory system, prostate, womb
Glandular Connection – Ovaries and TestiesEgyptian chakra system – Isis is the sacral chakra deity.

Art Summary.The sacral chakra is connected to our sweetness, allowing pleasure and creative expression. A balanced chakra leaves you feeling comfortable with who you are sexually, you are able to express your inner power and beauty, you will have a lot of physical and healing energy and you will experience the joys of life. This chakra has six petals and a moon crescent, The element of this chakra is water and is associated to the moon our ‘goddess’, I have used citrine crystal embedded into the symbol and the petals, which associated with this chakra. Citrine is a lovely crystal and never needs cleaning, it absorbs, transmutes, dissipates and grounds negative energy. It has the ability to cleanse the chakras. Other crystals associated with this chakra are carnelian and golden topaz. Inside the symbol I have embedded a photo of St Nectans Glen, which is situated near Tin Tagel in Cornwall, it is believed that in ancient Pagan times the glen was the opening of the Goddess .

Solar Plexus (Manipura)Meaning – Lustrous gem – Purpose, effectiveness, endurance, self respect,
self esteem, courage to take risks.

Incense – vetvert, rose, bergamot, ylang ylang, cinnamon, carnation, frankincense, camomile, orange blossom, honeysuckle, marigold.
Ruling Planet – Mars + sun
Element – fire
Crystals – Yellow stones, yellow citrine, topaz, aventurine, sun stone, malachite
Sound Frequency – E
Vowel – Oh
Open and Balanced – You have a deeply fulfilling emotional life. You take an expansive, outgoing, and sociable attitude to the world . You are able to feel the sweetness of life and have a sense of belonging and fitting in perfectly in the universe. You feel daring and confident and able to take risks . Hence this is the chakra associated with the leader, the explorer, and the charismatic extroversive individual. Confident, Optimistic, Good humour.
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Need to be in control, oversensitive to criticism, addictive personality, aggressiveness, low self-esteem.
Physical Dysfunction’s – stomach ulcers, fatigue weight around stomach, allergies diabetes.
Associated Body Parts – stomach, bladder, circulatory system, prostate, womb
Glandular Connection – Ovaries and TestiesEgyptian chakra system – Sekhmet is the solar plexus chakra deity.

Art Summary.The solar Plexus chakra is connected in-between your navel and the base of your sternum. This is your lustrous gem. It is here where you get that feeling of flight or fight, butterflies in the stomach. This chakra is connected to the warm glowing sun, giving you vitality and energy and the confidence to live life to the full. I like to call it the energy centre. This chakra has ten petals and a down-ward-triangle with a T symbol which represents the fire element. In this picture I have embedded citrine crystal as this is also excellent for the power of the sun. It is energizing, and highly creative, citrine raises self esteem and self confidence. Essentially Citrine is a wonderful stone as it promotes joy in life, it can release you of those fear and negative traits. In the centre of the chakra I have used sun stone, this stone can help you restore yourself and it heightens intuition and is also linked with good luck and good fortune. This stone is connected to the power of light and is really good for those who suffer with depression, relieves stomach ulcers and harmonizes the organs. Other crystals connected to this chakra are aventurine quartz and topaz.


Heart Chakra (Anahata)

Meaning – Balance, compassion and self acceptance, forgiveness, compassion of others. Beliefs about love and relationships.

Location – Centre of chest.
Incense – Rose. Bergamot, Melissa.
Ruling Planet – Venus.
Element – Air.
Crystals – Pink and green stones: – Watermelon tourmaline, Rose Quartz, Emerald, Green Calcite, Jade, Malachite, Moonstone.
Sound Frequency – F
Vowel – Ah
Open and Balanced – You are a very compassionate, understanding, and generous person. The emotions of love, joy, happiness, honesty, and respect are very important to you. You are considerate and sensitive to the needs of others, and empathetic to their pain. You are able to feel love for all beings around you, in an ever-widening circle from yourself and family, your pets, friends, neighbours, countrymen, fellow human beings and all fellow living beings.
on Earth. Ultimately, you can see the Divine in all beings, and you realize the same self in you is also the self in them as well.
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Co-dependency, melancholia, fears concerning loneliness, commitment or betrayal.
Physical Dysfunction’s – I shallow breathing, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer.
Associated Body Parts – Centre of chest, heart, lungs and circulation.
Glandular Connection – Thymus.
Egyptian chakra system – Bastet is the heart chakra deity.

Art Summary.

The Heart Chakra is our central chakra, it is here that the physical body meets with spirit. This is depicted by the lotus flower with 12 petals, inside there are two triangles one pointing downwards and the other pointing upwards, this represents the union of the physical body and the spiritual body (air). The heart is very complex it not only gives us our beat for live, we also feel all kinds of emotions, love, compassion, truth, as well as confusion and frustration. Once we have ascended the first three chakras on relating to survival, the Root, self knowledge the sacral and personal power the solar plexus, we are now ready for the embodiment of enlightenment. Embodiment is about embracing all your qualities of the lower chakras to make them part of our lives. In this image I have used watermelon tourmaline and emerald. Watermelon tourmaline for its use with the heart chakra, the heart chakra colors are green and pink. All tourmalines are linked to the inner flute and are good for cleansing all chakras, it helps you to feel calm taking all the energy to the higher ones for understanding, while helping you except the need for transformation. It is said to be a crystal for the “New Age Consciousness” known as the Aquarian. Tourmaline is a wonderful stone for healing, and protection, it is a powerful mental healer and helps clear blockages and the aura. It comes in many colors and each is used for specific healing abilities. Emerald is the stone of successful love, it has a calming effect on the emotions.

Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)Meaning – Harmony with others self knowledge and creativity. The power of choice and communication and self expression.

Location – Centrally at base of neck, throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth and neck.

Incense – Chamomile, myrrh
Ruling Planet – Mercury
Element – Ether
Crystals – Blue stones, turquoise, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, agate, celestite, sapphire & sodalite.
Sound Frequency – G
Vowel – Eye-eee
Open and Balanced You are able to accept things as they are, and organize ways of working with many situations. You have the power to make changes and you are able to take responsibility for your personal needs
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Perfectionism, inability to express emotions, blocked creativity.
Physical Dysfunction’s – Sore throats, neck ache, thyroid problems, hearing problems tinnitus, asthma.
Associated Body Parts – Throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth neck.
Glandular Connection: – Thyroid, parathyroid.Egyptian chakra system – Nut is the throat chakra deity.

Art Summary.The throat chakra is connected to either spirit, it is all about communication, pure spirit to our inner selves and our spirit guides, angels and the gift of divinity, that lies within. This chakra allows you to deeply connect to your soul and allows you to listen to your soul speaks. It is here that we can use our voice to make sound, this chakra is also connected to creativity through speech, music & art. It is about expression of the self, when your mind is clear so much comes easily with little effort as we are not struggling against life itself. This lotus flower image contains 16 petals and a downwards pointing triangle and a circle representing the moon. In this picture I have a ghosted image of a woman which connects the Goddess and the power of spirit. In this image I have embedded Lapis Lazuli crystal for it properties in connecting with spirit guardians. It helps to balance the throat, and teaches power of the spoken word and harmonizes conflict, its also good for self expression, truth, it’s a good thought amplifier of the higher mind creating objectivity and creativity. Other crystals associated with this fifth chakras are turquoise, aquamarine, agate, celestite, sodalite and sapphire.

Brow Chakra. (Anja)Meaning – To perceive to know Ability to “see” other than the eyes, emotional intelligence, intuition, wisdom (sixth sense).

Location – Above and between the eyebrows.

Incense – Velvet Hyacinth, violet, rose geranium.
Ruling Planet – Neptune & jupiter.
Element – Light telepathic energy.
Crystals – Purple stones, amethyst, purple apatite, azurite, calcite, sapphire, fluorite and lapis lazuli.
Sound frequency – A
Vowel – Aye-eee
Open and Balanced – You have a healthy sense of an ego or separate self, and may also have clairvoyant faculties.
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Nightmares, learning difficulties, hallucinations.
Physical Dysfunction’s – Headaches, poor vision, neurological disturbances, glaucoma.
Associated Body Parts – Eyes, base of skull.
Glandular Connection – Pituitary.Egyptian chakra system – Horus is the Brow chakra deity.

Art Summary.This chakra has the ability to see other than the eyes, It is the centre of divine wisdom, intuition (sixth sense) the ancients believed this chakra to be the seat of the soul, it acts like a gateway to knowledge and expanded consciousness. It is here where the ida and pingal the spiraling life’s currants meet. Everything has a positive and a negative, or the yin and the yang, or day verses night, it is here when we meet at that resting place between the two we find a stillness and bliss which is known as shushumna. It is here movement stops and the energy flows towards the sacred light of the divine, as we rest here in this inner space it is a time of great healing where we can clear our negative thoughts from past present and future. We can renew and arise from limitations and ascend towards liberation. This lotus flower has 2 petal which represent eyes of the meeting serpent of energy, which is around a circle containing a downward triangle. This chakra is situated slightly above and in-between the eyes. In the circle I have depicted a cosmic like energy, and I have embedded Amethyst and Azurite. Azurite guides psychic and intuitive development. It cleanses and stimulates the third eye, its great for meditation and channelling. I use Amethyst as it is a powerful healing stone and adds protection while meditating on the third eye, plus its great for spiritual vibration.



Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)

Meaning – Thousand fold – expanded consciousness, selflessness, spirituality.
Location – Top of crown head, upper skull.
Incense – Lavender, rosewood and frankincense.

Ruling Planet – Uranus
Element – Thought and cosmic energy.
Crystals – White gold violet stones, clear quartz, amethyst, diamond, white jade, white tourmaline.
Sound Frequency – B
Vowel – EE-eee
Emotional Dysfunction’s – Depression, obsessional thinking, confusion.
Physical Dysfunction’s – sensitivity to pollution, chronic exhaustion, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s.
Associated Body Parts – Upper skull cerebral cortex, skin.
Glandular Connection – Pineal.

Egyptian chakra system – Nefertum is the crown chakra lotus god.

Art Summary.

The Crown chakra lies at the top of the head, it is home to our pure spirit, this is where we become one with the divine. As we go through our darkest times, and tragic things happens, and when we have been disillusioned by material gains, we search for something to answer our calls, this is when we start to look within for the answers we seek. When we find that inner peace we become whole again. ‘To simply be’ A feeling of oneness. The element for this chakra is thought to be cosmic energy, it’s meaning is thousand fold, hence the lotus flower petals are a thousand. The crystals I have embedded into this picture are clear quartz and amethyst. Clear quartz as it is the most powerful of crystals and an energy amplifier on the planet. Quartz is a master healer and can be used for any condition. And amethyst for its powerful protection when working high spiritual vibration the its love energy.

Like clockwork… synchronization…  our hearts guide our thoughts…

What kind of dragon is this?  Where is this?

…of all the dragon sculptures… what is it about this particular dragon sculpture that draws my attention?

In search of dragons and lore…


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