This sculpture is a visual meditation, as well as a spiritual meditation, blending Eastern and Western ideas into a single piece.
It was inspired by the Hindu & yoga concept of Chakras; a Sanskrit term meaning "wheel" or "mystical circle". Chakras are psychoenergetic centers in the spiritual/metaphysical human form, and each color in the sculpture represents a specific chakra on the human form. But the sculpture is in the form of a cairn, a Scottish/pagan respectful, thankful, and meditative sculpture made with naturally existing stones to form a stacked cone shape.
The artist is hoping the piece will inspire anyone looking at it to evaluate and meditate on their own life harmony. Perhaps it will ignite an area that could be expanded.
Artist: Jen Koecher
Width: 5.5" at its widest
Jen started blowing glass at the University of Wisconsin—River Falls where she achieved a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She blew glass on and off for the next 10 years as a creative outlet while trying out many different career paths. Jen has been Studio Manager and Instructor at Vandalia Glassworks since 2018. Also in 2018, she started training as a pilot, and is now commercially rated, and is also a certified flight instructor. Jen appreciates the intensity and immediacy of glass. She loves how glass teaches detachment and how it forces one to be in the moment while they are working with the material. She finds the process to a beautiful metaphor for life practices.