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Spread #8 – Footnotes July 21, 2008

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

I have started to pay close and personal attention to the significance of feet while designing Reflexology Charts for Donna of Sole Garden and in the same time when my increasing pain in my feet have started dominating my moods and moves.

To what extent are we defined by these boxes that hold our souls, support our never ending zest for life—my thoughts go beyond enabling or limiting feet. They go to precious and gracious people, cooped up in their malfunctioning boxes while they, themselves, are intact, lively, full of joy, longing to be loved and to love a little bit more and more and more. And more about boxes, see the notes written by my mother right after her voice box was removed—Notes, clearly telling about despair of having no box—Therefore no voice.

Merely foot notes–what they say is not at all as important as all that preceded—


1. Maya - July 21, 2008

I believe this is piece is wonderful.
I like the “the significance of feet”; it’s sort of funny to me! 😆
Nice writing: capturing and lovely.
I also believe the conclusion is nicely written.

Good job. 😉

2. donna - July 21, 2008

I thoroughly enjoyed working on these charts with you, Orly – you executed my intentions very beautifully and I was so thrilled the day you brought the “eye candy” over – finally after so many years, I have my own charts that depict the points as I feel them. Reflexology has been dear to my heart for so long, I have seen this work yield some very interesting results for myself and for other people on several different levels. One of the most common things I hear from clients is how much their overall sense of well being has improved. They feel more in balance, they have more energy, they sleep better, they receive relief from chronic pain, and they remember to breath! It is an honor for me to continue learning so much from all the stories our many feet have to tell.
Thank you again for these gorgeous charts, my students and clients have been as excited about them as I, as they are very clear, easy and joyful to learn from!

3. Yankale - July 21, 2008

Now you made me cry.
It’s all about association. And I am amazed how you do it in your mind and in such a special way put it on an illustration. Combining foot notes in all their interpretations.
Indeed, switching off or eliminating the boxes does not have to break our desire to live, love and be loved. The pain is not you!!!
I remember
And talking about pain, Lance Armstrong wrote in his (very recommended) book named: “It’s not about the bike”:
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”
And this is the truth we all have to live by, as your (our) mother did.
I can’t wait for your next entry…

4. bellaperson - July 22, 2008

Wow. This one really got me.
It is beautifully composed as is the description. It is like thoughtful, beautiful poetry that I absorbed like a sponge. 😀 There is a complex beauty in this specific piece that really captures different sorts of feelings and strong emotions. The concept of our souls being cooped up in “malfunctioning boxes” but having souls that are beautiful and alive is a wonderful idea. It really brings even more into the whole beauty and meaning of this new work of art.
Love it!

5. darthpo - July 22, 2008

Wow, this one really caught my attention! I absolutely love it! ❤
Whatever it is, I can’t really describe it…I love the title first of all. It works really well with the artwork too! I love it!

6. Ilan - July 23, 2008

This one is an extremely well thought out piece. It is amazing how you can take so many things from so many places and have them all work in harmony, from your mothers notes, to the reflexology charts, and then the x-ray. This piece has great composition and you did a fabulous job on it. Keep up the good work!

7. handan - July 23, 2008

Yes! Keep up the good work! …ben ik mee eens!
…en lief zijn tegen je voeten. Mag wel van … 😉

8. Maya - July 24, 2008

The feet, the feet, the feet. Such wonderful feet! Altogether in 1 piece of artwork, all these ideas come together into this spread… they’re just magnificent together.
Good job.

9. Gilgamesh - July 26, 2008

Fantastic. Basquiatish almost. Intricate notesiness. My favorite type of aesthetic. Delightful.

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