Consecrea Pieces to Look At When You Need Peace of Mind
We could all use a breather in our routine these days. It looks different for everyone: it could be a walk in the park, a movie at home, a new recipe to try, or maybe just a 20-minute-nap. These things, small as they seem, could become our biggest source of solace.
One of the easiest and most universal ways to calm down is to engage yourself in works of art. After all, the quietest places in the city are places of worship and museums — places where the arts thrive. Ask just about anyone and they would say that these are good go-to spots for relaxation and peace of mind.
So why not start your own art collection and hang them in your own home? No need to plan a downtown trip to the local gallery or anywhere else. Here are some pieces from our current collection that promote peace of mind and a healthy well-being.
Peaceful Views from the Consecrea Collection
Many of our pieces explore visual interpretations and images of meditation, which is inherently a spiritual concept. Introspection is among the most organic ways of reconnecting with yourself or the divine. Of course, objects and visual cues — such as poignant artworks — serve as good fuel for a meditative state of mind.
‘Loner’ by Seamless
For digital artist Giovanny Cruz Ortiz (also known as his creative alias, Seamless), the idea of solitude is a theme worth exploring. Solitude is often confused with loneliness — but while both are interlaced to a degree, they are different.
This was precisely what Ortiz wanted to explore in the piece ‘Loner’. He wanted to steer clear of the notion that solitude is sad or pitiful. “I was reading about the topic and watching a therapist talking about it on YouTube — how we humans perceived that being alone is a bad thing, and it isn’t,” he said.
Ortiz also reflected on his own thoughts about loneliness when he was producing his piece. “Being alone is peaceful,” he said. “It shows us how to be ourselves, [how to] love ourselves, and grow on our own.”
‘Clear’ by Alexandr Pamikov
Alexandr Pamikov, a graphic and animation artist based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, explores cyberpunk, sci-fi spaces in his work. But this uncanny signature takes a step back when he painted the compelling piece ‘Clear’ in 2019. “Perhaps I just wanted to do something in an unusual style,” he said. “It personified me and my [past years].”
The year, said Pamikov, was riddled with trials and tribulations — and he wanted to explore that sinking feeling. In ‘Clear’, he uses water as a visual metaphor: “In my view, water [represented] 2019, or rather, how this time has passed. It was difficult for me. [There were] constant doubts, a lot of thoughts, inner experiences.”
But amidst this ocean, an open palm is raised towards the sky: a vision of one rising above troubled waters. Pamikov described it as “an epiphany; the answer to my questions.” His work is resonant to anyone who might have also had their fair share of uncertainties.
‘Storm Whisperer’ by Daniel Ignacio
A solitary man sits on the rooftop. Behind him is a brewing storm, but he is calm and unperturbed. A Christian cross is imprinted on the high column he sits on. What began as a “product of exploration” turned out to be a compelling piece that explores the idea of power and quietude — and a subtle tribute to a biblical narrative.
“Many of the elements are unintentional,” said Canadian digital artist Daniel Ignacio, the force behind ‘Storm Whisperer’. “But in the end, I saw this piece as an opportunity to make a soft allusion to the Biblical story where Jesus calms the storm.”
But Ignacio expressed these themes so subtly that even a non-religious viewer can connect with the piece just as deeply. Art, after all, speaks in different ways to people. “ I cannot dictate what others will feel about the artwork,” he said. “Ultimately I want the viewer to tell me what they feel.”
‘No. 148 GROUNDING’ by Ben Jones
The life-giving power of nature and the need to “breathe, connect, and release” — Benjamin Jones, analog and digital artist from South Carolina, explores these themes in his piece ‘No. 148 GROUNDING’. “[They] provide a release and a connection to one another,” he said.
‘No. 148 GROUNDING’ is one of Jones’ many works that tackle this concept. Among them are ‘No. 131 Meditation’ and ‘No. 157 You Are Here’. “Meditation itself is one of the most powerful tools humans have to tap into their true self and potential,” he wrote.
As an artist, meditation is something he practices himself — and art is the easiest channel for that. “Creating a piece of art or design for me is not optional; it’s mandatory,” said Jones. “It’s how I meditate and release my anxiety.”
But the challenge doesn’t end there, he added. He wants the viewer to feel the same meditative effect art has on him. “It is important to take a step back from your work and ask yourself, ‘What message do I want to spread through my work?’” he wrote upon posting ‘No. 148’. “I try to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle. I want to get that message out there through my work and inspire others to do the same.
Give Your Home A Meditative Touch With Consecrea’s Spiritually Charged Pieces
Time and time again, it’s been proven that art heals. Our artists are privy to this idea — it’s a theme they’ve masterfully explored and crafted in their many years of creating. To the viewer, of course, it’s equally as meaningful.
So if you need a refreshing reminder of slowing down and taking it easy — consider art as an avenue of this purpose.
All featured artworks are available as framed wall art. Purchase them here.