I create wings to RECONNECT TO the part of us we forgot
Wings are inspiration and engineering.
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Have you ever dreamed of flying?
I did. Then I stopped.
I’d followed the sensible rational path* tuning out intuition and my quiet internal wisdom.
Eventually, I burnt out. Again.
I began meditating. After a while, I reconnected with me. I could feel my wings.
In real life, I was asked if I could make wings.
Stunned, I said yes, provided I make ones to inspire me.
These first wings, 6 meters across, flowing orange of sunrise and new life. They balance perfectly. They remind me to dream big and create.
*I like science and data. HBR talks about the Soul of a StartUp and the cost of it’s loss, so do I. See HBR July 2019.
WINGS, BECAUSE YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
Curious how wings are created?
I being with you, where you are now, where you wish to go.
When it’s an inspiration piece, I begin with pre-loved luxury clothes.
I use pre-loved materials to give them new life. The transformation from forgotten to glory returned takes me back to the moment I realized I’d once had wings and forgotten them.
I take a piece, like a silk dress or a Laurel suit then meditate. I get a sense of what it can become.
Next is an engineering phase. I design the underlying structure. I work out, source and test materials. What sort flow do they need? Where shall the balance be? Do they need to be translucent? Where is strength required?
Each set of wings balances.
I test them hanging from a single point. One set of wings took a full 3 weeks to balance.
I intend them to float from the wall. I create them to flow.
And then, you and I together explore your wings.
Wings await you.