Transcriptions #16: Ho'oponopono

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Transcriptions #16: Ho'oponopono

550.00

16” x 20” x ¾”

Original mixed media painting on canvas

Ho'oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian spiritual healing process. The family or community would come together in prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and forgiveness with the intention of healing one or more of its members. Since we are all connected, healing could be achieved through the forgiveness for and from all members of the family. In Hawaiian, Ho'oponopono means to correct, to make right.

In more recent years, the process has been culled down to four simple statements which can be recited independently, as a mantra to clear oneself and all others of any wrong thoughts and actions. In doing so, the individual becomes responsible for the whole. The four statements are:
"I love you, I'm sorry, Please forgive me, Thank You."

The design for the 5 canvas strips was influenced by an image of The Gandharan Scroll. I had come across a photo of the remnants of that scroll, written on birch bark. These ancient Gandharan scrolls are considered the oldest discovered Buddhist texts.

The strips of rough and ragged canvas cloth are filled with repetitions of the four statements and lines of threads are sewn between the columns of text. I left the untrimmed threads at both ends to dangle at the top and bottom of the cloth pieces. The background is textured with strings, sand, and paper beneath the paint.

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