AMANDA E GROSS

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Trellis/sculpture based on Sowelu, the Nordic Rune symbol for wholeness, life force, + the sun’s energy. According to Ralph H Blum, Sowelu “embodies the impulse towards self-realization... from the core of your individuality. And yet, what you are striving to become in actuality is what you already are.” It’s also about letting light into denied parts of your life.

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Trellis / sculpture, based on the Mannaz Rune for The Self, for red runner beans to climb as high as they can, made from foraged, local, already-fallen bamboo and grapevine. According to Ralph H. Blum, “The starting point is the self. Only clarity, willingness to change, is effective now. A correct relationship to your self is primary, for from it flow all possible right relationships with others and with the Divine.” 

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Trellis / sculpture based on the Gebo Rune for Partnership, for red noodle beans to climb (and okra, if it feels like it!), made from foraged, local bamboo and grapevine. According to Ralph H. Blum, “True partnership is achieved only by separate and whole beings who retain their separateness even as they unite. The path of partnership can lead you to the realization of a still greater union - union with the Higher Self. The ultimate gift of this Rune is the realization of the Divine in all things.” 

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