Namaste Bowl, 2017 | Eric Lofstrom, Washington

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Namaste Bowl, 2017 | Eric Lofstrom, Washington
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This item SOLD at 2018 Jun 15 @ 17:43UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Maple, acrylic |2 x 3 x 3 in/5.1 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm

"Namaste - a greeting with the utmost of respect... a salutation from one to another."

I first heard the word namaste from a musician performing a song she wrote about yoga. She addressed the audience with "namaste", holding her hands together at the level of her heart while bowing slightly forward in an honoring gesture. Offering a loose translation, "The inner light in me honors the inner light in you.” was all it took to stir a place deep within me. Inspired by the spiritual essence of one soul recognizing the energy in another, the Namaste Series was born!

Namaste vessels are created with an optically resonant curve then lined with either gilding, multiple layers of hand-brushed acrylic paint to establish a spiral, or both. Surface treatments are meticulously applied to amplify the interior form, sometimes creating a continuous spiral effect, a soft gradation or even radial burst of color. Each Namaste vessel is unique in the way it glows from across the room, in even the faintest of ambient light, inviting a pause from the rush of life to connect for a moment.
Each piece is a sincere greeting from me to you, with utmost respect and honor, "Namaste!"

Artist Statement: Working with wood has been a source of peaceful intrigue since my childhood. When creating, I try to practice “presence,” or mindfulness, so I can stay safe and make the most of my time creatively. I strive to balance the seemingly opposite goals of absolute physical control and creative surrender. On my best days, I can zoom in on the finest material details, while also creative surrender. On my best days, I can zoom in on the finest material details, while also acknowledging how various elements might play to a piece’s artistic message. Approaching studio time in this way may not be the most productive in terms of volume, but it allows me to explore and fully understand things in a more satisfying way.
As an artist, I aim to create clean-lined forms with minimal distraction. I use grain, color, and texture to invite an intimate conversation with my work. I enjoy working within self-prescribed constraints, focusing my exploration to develop philosophical concepts into series. Currently, my work represents curiosities relating to water, energy, and the human spirit.

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