Almost a new year.
New work to be created.
Out with the old.
to make room in my studio
- and in my head.
Funds raised will support
the creation of new work
|Into the Light|
|Self Hug © Corina Duyn 2012|
|Self Hug © Corina Duyn 2012|
|Metamorphosis © Corina Duyn 2012|
|Wisdom © Corina Duyn 2015|
|Artist and Mindfulness teacher Pascale De Coninck welcoming us all, |
and introducing Mary Grehan.
|Mary Grehan WHAT giving an amazing speech|
|My turn to face the audience and say my bit!|
|A photo opportunity with the members of the IWA groups I am a member of|
and work with every Monday. More about this soon!
|Two versions of my Into the Light book|
|Corina Duyn & Michael Harding at Dzogchen Beara Care Centre-|
Book launch of Into the Light
|"prayer flags" book pages|
|Book Launch at Dzogchen Beara Care Centre|
|Corina Duyn and Peter Cornish at Dzogchen Beara Care Centre-|
|Michael Harding at Dzogchen Beara Care Centre|
|Corina Duyn and Michael Harding at Dzogchen Beara Care Centre- Into the Light Book Launch|
|small exhibition during book launch at Dzogchen Beara Care Centre-|
with few sculptures and tapestries
|One of the boxes full of Boxes|
|Boxes full of book pages|
|all the other bits: |
bookmark-invites; bookmarks, sleeves for the boxes, stickers for inside the box...
|A room full of boxes...|
Heike helping me! Thank goodness!
|My job: Signing and labeling the boxes|
|Box- with sleeve|
|Back of sleeve|
|Into the Light- fully assembled|
|Opening the Box|
|Loose pages in the box|
|Into the Light Book Pages and box with sleeve|
|Me and Mary Quinn, who was the first person|
to pick up her copy of Into the Light
|Book-Baby, sculpture in 'Into the Light' box|
|Into the Light - Corina Duyn & In the Veins - Dolores Ronayne|
|All my 'Book-Babies'|
|Sample pages and Box of 'Into the Light' by Corina Duyn|
Into the Light is an Artist Book-in-a-wooden-box. Each loose sheet has a short reflection on life with chronic illness/disability, although its wisdoms are also applicable to many of life’s challenges. Fear, hope, acceptance, society's attitudes, the power of creativity and moments of gratitude are all explored. Supported by quotes from a great variety of authors, each sheet is illustrated with Corina’s stunning nature photographs and her imaginative art.
The reader becomes part of the project by deciding the sequence of the pages, to take one out, hang them up like prayer flags, or post them off to friends or family. The project has received much praise, and received funding from the Rehab Visual and Performing Arts Fund and Waterford Council Publising Fund.Corina has a great capacity to help others with your work.
Tobi Zausner, PhD, LCSW, Writer and Therapist. USA
It is wonderful the way Corina has brought this book into being for the benefit of others.
Vidyamala Burch, Author of Mindfulness for Health, UK
‘Living our lives fully, completely, without rejecting anything’, that is what Into to Light has shown me.
Pascale De Coninck, Artist & Mindfulness Teacher, Ireland
The first book launch will be on Sunday 6th September at 3pm, at the Dechen Shying Care Centre, Dzogchen Beara, Allihies, West Cork. Guest speaker is author Michael Harding, author of the multi award winning book Staring at Lakes, and his more recent publication Hanging with the Elephant .
If you can't come to the launch, but like to own a copy of Into the Light, please visit my shop
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Corina Duyn studied and worked as a palliative care nurse and as care worker in her native Holland. It was after moving to Ireland in 1990 that her creative life took off. Her Fantasy Folk Artist Dolls are in private and corporate collections in Ireland, Europe and USA.
From 1998 she unintentionally embarked on a new creative journey, mapping her experiences of living with the chronic illness ME. Living life in the slow lane, she became a great observer of her immediate surroundings, which made their presence known in her art and subsequently in her writing. This resulted in several solo exhibitions and publication of three books: Hatched, a creative journey through ME. (2006); Cirrus Chronicles - Landing in Ballynelligan (2009); Flying on Little Wings (2011). Published by Little Wings.
During the first fourteen years of illness, the focus of her art was that of the life-cycle of a bird. Starting life afresh as the embryo in an egg - growing into an adult bird. After reaching a new level of acceptance with her circumstances, her artwork changed to exploring the experience of being more grounded and rooted. Perhaps her desire to fly was also a flying away from the reality of pain and isolation? This acceptance was also the seed for Corina to attend a year of Disability Studies at UCC in 2012/13. This course greatly influenced her focus in life and art, and was the start of the Into the Light project.