MAGICAL JOY (tribute to Mycologist Gary Lincoff)
       
     
RADIANCE (companion to SPIRITUAL)
       
     
GRATITUDE with Typo
       
     
67/50 Newark Sand Dissolution Ceremony Passaic River Earth Day 2018
       
     
PURITY 5_10_2018-6_1_2018
       
     
Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project
       
     
Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project
       
     
Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project
       
     
ABUNDANT JOY (HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIDNEY STONE)
       
     
Newark community healing sand mandala
       
     
WONDER 6_24_2017 4:15
       
     
Jou Jou #3
       
     
BLISS
       
     
RELIEF (No Pain Day Two)
       
     
My Generosity Joy Snowstorm (IKEA)
       
     
JOY (My birthday gift to myself)
       
     
ALI (detail)
       
     
ALI (Installed)
       
     
Newark Community Healing Sand Mandala
       
     
Jou Jou #2
       
     
JOY
       
     
Newark community healing sand mandala
       
     
NEWARK IS JOY 7_14_2017
       
     
NEWARK IS JOY 7_14_2017
       
     
MAGICAL JOY (tribute to Mycologist Gary Lincoff)
       
     
MAGICAL JOY (tribute to Mycologist Gary Lincoff)

MAGICAL JOY (tribute to Mycologist Gary Lincoff (mentor to Laurie M.) who died on 3_16_2018), 4:23 p.m.

Blue embroidery floss on dark blue linen, 40” 1/4’ x 26” 1/4’, 4:23 p.m.

Laurie M. wanted to pay tribute to her mycology mentor Gary Lincoff upon hearing of his untimely death. MAGICAL JOY seemed to encapsulate all she felt about Gary and the forays she enjoyed going on with him as part of the New York Mycological Society. She embroidered it the day of his service at Woodlawn Cemetery on 3_19_2018. He had a profound effect on Laurie M. as a person, he was the true embodiment of both words.

RADIANCE (companion to SPIRITUAL)
       
     
RADIANCE (companion to SPIRITUAL)

RADIANCE, (companion to SPIRITUAL) the tenth word from the series of word works directly related to JOY.

Created on 9_3 _2018, ended at 1:22p.m. Purple embroidery floss on white cotton fabric, 29 3/4” x 16 1/2”. Finally created on the morning of 9_3_2018. Laurie M. had wanted to embroider this work weeks ago after she created the work SPIRITUAL on what would have been her Swedish grandmother Sylvia’s 114th birthday. It had to be released from her system, her hands needed to create it. Completed on the day Laurie M. took a big personal risk that led to a profound personal experience later that evening.

GRATITUDE with Typo
       
     
GRATITUDE with Typo

GRATITUDE with Typo, the seventh in a series of word works directly related to JOY. Created on 6_30_2018, 1:10p.m., Grandma Eleanore's light blue embroidery floss on white towel, 31 3/4” x 28 3/4”.

Typo, red embroidery floss on white towel, corrected on 7_1_2018, (Canada Day) at 2:59p.m.

67/50 Newark Sand Dissolution Ceremony Passaic River Earth Day 2018
       
     
67/50 Newark Sand Dissolution Ceremony Passaic River Earth Day 2018

Sand dissolution ceremony, Passaic River, Earth Day 2018 (photo of sand release into the Passaic River at Riverfront Park) from the Art and Community, Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project Newark 1967/50.

Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project with the Newark Museum, Newark NJ. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion. The sand mandala creation promoted community and healing by creating a large scale communal sand mandala at the Newark Museum, Late Thursdays event 1967/50th Anniversary that took place at the Newark Museum on October 19th, 2017. Attendance records were broken for the event with 607 people of the community of Newark celebrating community and healing. The sand was later released into the Passaic River on Earth Day in 2018 as an offering of pure joy for the city of Newark and its continued healing.

© Photo 2017Laurie M.

PURITY 5_10_2018-6_1_2018
       
     
PURITY 5_10_2018-6_1_2018

PURITY

Grandma's Eleanore’s purple embroidery floss on dark blue linen, 41" 1/2' x 24", 5_10_2018-6_1_2018, 11:43 a.m.

Laurie M. had a profoundly powerful conversation with someone she cares deeply for on May, 10th, 2018. She acknowledged that person for their purity, and said she had not encountered that quality revealed in someone she cared for up to that point in her life. Laurie M. believes fundamentally that all beings are pure and full of light. Some are aware of their light and others are not.

Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project
       
     
Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project

Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project with the Newark Museum, Newark NJ. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion. The sand mandala creation promoted community and healing by creating a large scale communal sand mandala at the Newark Museum, Late Thursdays event 1967/50th Anniversary that took place at the Newark Museum on October 19th, 2017. We broke an attendance record for the event with 607 people of the community of Newark celebrating community and healing. The sand was later released into the Passaic River on Earth Day in 2018 as an offering of pure joy for the city of Newark and its continued healing.

© Photo 2017Laurie M.

Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project
       
     
Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project

Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project with the Newark Museum, Newark NJ. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion. The sand mandala creation promoted community and healing by creating a large scale communal sand mandala at the Newark Museum, Late Thursdays event 1967/50th Anniversary that took place at the Newark Museum on October 19th, 2017. We broke an attendance record for the event with 607 people of the community of Newark celebrating community and healing. The sand was later released into the Passaic River on Earth Day in 2018 as an offering of pure joy for the city of Newark and its continued healing.

© Photo 2017Laurie M.

Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project
       
     
Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project

Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project with the Newark Museum, Newark NJ. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion. The sand mandala creation promoted community and healing by creating a large scale communal sand mandala at the Newark Museum, Late Thursdays event 1967/50th Anniversary that took place at the Newark Museum on October 19th, 2017. We broke an attendance record for the event with 607 people of the community of Newark celebrating community and healing. The sand was later released into the Passaic River on Earth Day in 2018 as an offering of pure joy for the city of Newark and its continued healing.

© Photo 2017Laurie M.

ABUNDANT JOY (HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIDNEY STONE)
       
     
ABUNDANT JOY (HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIDNEY STONE)

White embroidery floss on scrap of blue fabric, 25" x 18", 1_4_2017, 9:42 a.m.

Newark community healing sand mandala
       
     
Newark community healing sand mandala

Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project with the Newark Museum, Newark NJ. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion. The sand mandala creation promoted community and healing by creating a large scale communal sand mandala at the Newark Museum, Late Thursdays event 1967/50th Anniversary that took place at the Newark Museum on October 19th, 2017. We broke an attendance record for the event with 607 people of the community of Newark celebrating community and healing. The sand was later released into the Passaic River on Earth Day in 2018 as an offering of pure joy for the city of Newark and its continued healing.

© Photo 2017Laurie M.

WONDER 6_24_2017 4:15
       
     
WONDER 6_24_2017 4:15

WONDER The first in a series of word works directly related to JOY.

Embroidery completed 6_24_2017 4:15pm grandma Eleanore’s light blue embroidery floss on white fabric, 29 3/4” x 18 3/4”.

Jou Jou #3
       
     
Jou Jou #3

Cyanotype, 4” x 6”, 5_4_2017, started at 2:00 p.m. 

BLISS
       
     
BLISS

BLISS the fourth in a series of word works directly related to JOY.

Embroidery completed 10_29_2017 4:45pm grandma Eleanore’s light blue embroidery floss on white fabric, 29 3/4” x 18 3/4”.

RELIEF (No Pain Day Two)
       
     
RELIEF (No Pain Day Two)

RELIEF the fifth in a series of word works directly related to JOY.

Embroidery completed 3_8_2018 3:05pm grandma Eleanore’s light blue embroidery floss on white fabric, 29 3/4” x 18 3/4”.

My Generosity Joy Snowstorm (IKEA)
       
     
My Generosity Joy Snowstorm (IKEA)

Oil on board, 20” x 16”, 3_14_2017

JOY (My birthday gift to myself)
       
     
JOY (My birthday gift to myself)

White embroidery floss on scrap of blue fabric, 19" x 25", 10_4_2016

ALI (detail)
       
     
ALI (detail)

White embroidery floss on white fabric Muslim shroud,
59" x 152", 6_17_2016

ALI (Installed)
       
     
ALI (Installed)

White embroidery floss on white fabric Muslim shroud,
59" x 152", 6_17_2016

Newark Community Healing Sand Mandala
       
     
Newark Community Healing Sand Mandala

Come Together: The Sand Mandala Project with the Newark Museum, Newark NJ. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion. The sand mandala creation promoted community and healing by creating a large scale communal sand mandala at the Newark Museum, Late Thursdays event 1967/50th Anniversary that took place at the Newark Museum on October 19th, 2017. We broke an attendance record for the event with 607 people of the community of Newark celebrating community and healing. The sand was later released into the Passaic River on Earth Day in 2018 as an offering of pure joy for the city of Newark and its continued healing.

© Photo 2017Laurie M.

Jou Jou #2
       
     
Jou Jou #2

Cyanotype, 4” x 6”, 5_4_2017, started at 1:11 p.m.

JOY
       
     
JOY

Kiln formed glass, 11_11_2016-11_18_2016, 9 3/4" x 4 3/4"

Newark community healing sand mandala
       
     
Newark community healing sand mandala

Halsey Street Festival with the Newark Museum, Newark NJ. Art activity in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion. We promoted community and healing by creating a communal sand mandala at the Halsey Street Festival. An all day culminating event 67/50, will take place at the Newark Museum on October 19th, 2017.

© Photo 2017Laurie M.

NEWARK IS JOY 7_14_2017
       
     
NEWARK IS JOY 7_14_2017

NEWARK IS JOY Newark 7_14_2017 12:50pm

NEWARK IS JOY created on the 50th anniversary and what would have been, the third day of the Newark Rebellion in 1967. 

White oil on white Gamblin ground on Irish linen, 71 1/4” x 48"

NEWARK IS JOY 7_14_2017
       
     
NEWARK IS JOY 7_14_2017

NEWARK IS JOY Newark 7_14_2017 12:50pm

NEWARK IS JOY created on the 50th anniversary and what would have been, the third day of the Newark Rebellion in 1967. 

White oil on white Gamblin ground on Irish linen, 71 1/4” x 48"