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Om. That is full; this is full. This fullness has been projected from that fullness. When this fullness merges in that fullness, all that remains is fullness. Om. Peace! Peace! Peace!
(from Isha Upanishad)

INDEXICALITY: Pulling Plaster Cast from Mother Mold

To date I have cast over 50 yogi teacher torsos. My intention is to capture inner energy, breath and the atman of the teacher. It is an ongoing project. This atman, (inner body /inner self)  imprints the plaster of the mother... Continue Reading →

TIME, BREATH AND EVIDENCE installation

Time Breath and Evidence is a multi-sensory sculptural installation that gives expression to the inescapable adventure of human mutuality. It begins as frontal torso casts of twelve American yogi. The plaster casts are gently highlighted with ritual colors from India, then... Continue Reading →

Art As A Spiritual Practice

I am an artist and yoga teacher. My yoga practice keeps my interior world polished, so, as the Upanishads say, as to be ready for lightening when it strikes. Yoga came to me to support the artist. The artist in me existed long before the yogini.

FIVE STEP STRENGTH PREP FOR CHATURANGA DANDASANA

Chaturanga Dandasana is challenging. Many yoga students just collapse, or immediately drop to their knees when faced with this “hovering stick pose.” These 5 steps help build strength and coordination.

Yogi Sculpture with Pune Belts

Sculpture--also a piece of wearable art-- pays homage to Japanese fashion, Pune yoga and Greek ideals.

WEARABLE BREASTPLATE for Yogi Project

Jesa Damora models Yogi breastplate, a promotional art garment for Time, Breath & Evidence installation created by artist Christine Palamidessi.

WEARABLE ART ON THE FLOOR

Custom-made Plaster breastplate.

VIEWING NECTAR THAT FALLS BEHIND THE HEART

Looking inside the human torso at the spiritual entity.

Backside of Yoga Sculptures: an armature

Artist shows three-steps ( strengthen, preserve integrity, provide hook for hanging) on the backside of torso sculpture.

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