Beyond Beauty: Bead Art with a Message
Spirituality meets contemporary art: Stephanie Hirsch melds artistry, awakening and mixed media into a transformative vision — something that resonates deeply in the eye of the beholder.
Illuminating and embellishing canvases with beads, sequins, embroidery, and inspirational sayings, Hirsch brings forth a new life force. “The metallic sheen of the medium serves to remind us that the mantras can shine a positive light on our inner struggles, both literally and figuratively.” Series titled “Transformation,” “Surf Series,” and “Lust Series,” among others, include sentiments such as:
My life is unfolding according to the divine plan.
I was not built to break.
I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees.
When asked about finding art, she responds, “Art found me.” The use of mantras and affirmations kept Hirsch focused and centered when she needed them most. Seven years ago, she describes the occurrence of her dark night of the soul and the subsequent beginning of her awakening. Thus, she felt guided to put powerful words of inspiration onto her canvases. Art became the vehicle to her authentic self. As she healed through wounds, the alignment with her purpose and passion emerged, and with it the channeling of this divine aesthetic. Transformation never looked so sexy.
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