This subject matter for this photographic artwork is tree roots. A northern variety of fast growing Maple was rotting from the inside, and so the tree was uprooted. The stump lay in Emily’s parents’ yard for a few days, beckoning to the artist to capture the intricacies and secrets of its roots. The strong ethereal nature of The Dreamweaver is testament to the strong and stable, yet transient nature of this tree’s foundation.
About the Artist
Emily Sat Sukh Peters is a photographer and sculptor, residing in Miami, Florida. Her creative interests were prominent from a young age. She relished hours drawing endless sunsets on the bluffs of her hometown, La Crosse, Wisconsin in artists chalks; she adored working in clay, drawing and painting.But the day she was introduced to metal-working would change her life.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Clothing Design from the University of Minnesota at the Twin Cities, Emily embarked into the work of metal-work as a jewelry designer. Her label, The Atelier E, continues to be a source of awe for clients and appreciators alike.
While Emily built The Atelier E, she continued to paint and sculpt to satisfy her need to create compelling pieces. Her works include a chair painted exclusively for Haus Fashion in her signature Frenzy motif, her Frenzy Scooter featured in an advertising campaign for KruZin Footwear, and a metal sculpture collaboration with artist, Yuri Tuma, which was exhibited at Scope Art Fair 2012.
Her venture into photography was a natural step in her development as an artist.She took all of her own photos for The Atelier E, and enjoyed the immediacy and complete expression of the medium. Her interest in the metaphysical and her dedication to her spiritual practices of Kundalini and Iyengar Yoga are palpable in her photography works. The surrealist nature of these images speaks on many very personal levels to the viewer; each person who sees Emily’s artwork finds something uniquely their own within the pieces. Emily photographs nature as it exists in the daylight of the moment. She only uses computer programs to construct each composition.
Begin in a comfortable seated position in this case Padmasana (Lotus Pose) although Varjasana (Thunderbolt Pose) is a great option for beginners or those with difficultly sitting cross-legged.
Take a few deep mindful breaths, breathing all they way down into your belly lengthening your spine fully expanding your lungs. Gently float your ribcage up and away from your pelvis. More seasoned Yogis and Yoginis can also add contracting Mula Bandha (Root Energy Lock) as well as Uddiyana Bandha (Abdominal Energy Lock) for even deeper results.
On the next exhalation (Rechaka) bring your hands to Anahata Charkra (Heart Center) for Anjali Mudra (Prayer Pose)
On the inhalation (Puraka) sweep your hands apart blossoming your chest forward, letting your shoulders melt down your back. Lift the chin up and away from the shoulders.
On the exhalation sweep the hands forward until they are parallel reaching towards the front of your mat, curving the spine bringing your chin to your chest.
This asana can be done at slowly with long breath cycles or at a faster pace. Allow your body to speak to you and you will find the rhythm of your flow.
Caution this may cause activation of the Anahata Chakra which can lead to universal love and compassion for all beings and nature.