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Jakki Moore is a US-born Irish artist currently living in Norway. In years past, she has been the Director of the Resonance Healing Centre in London, and also the Art Director for the Esalen Institute in California. She has traveled the world in pursuit of her interests in art, health, and healing practices.
In ”Foetus WiFi”, Jakki hand-painted the foetus onto a piece of silk measuring 3×4 feet, and then rendered it digitally to add the WiFi lines, resulting in the mixed media work you see below.
“Dream into Being” was inspired by the tiny statue of the Sleeping Goddess of Malta, discovered in the Hypogeum—a 5,000-year-old underground temple believed to have originally been used as a sanctuary. “I was toying with the idea that so many of these ancient underground places may have been places where people sought refuge from electromagnetic energy, and possibly accessed other realms of understanding by tapping into the dream-state,” says Jakki. (And indeed, there are electrosensitive people today who seek out the refuge of caves and concrete basements so that the earth can shield them.)
“I loathe Electro-pollution and try to avoid it whenever possible. Years ago, I had the opportunity to study computer graphics for free but turned down the offer as I missed the feel of canvas, paper, pens, brushes and the smell of paint.
“I am extremely sensitive to electro-energy and am one of those people who continually get shocks from touching doorknobs, etc. Opening a car door or pressing an elevator button with my elbow or wooden pencil must be quite entertaining (or scary) for someone who doesn’t understand what it is like to receive an unexpected and sometimes painful shock.
“For much the same reason, I try and keep away from electronic gadgets as often as I can. Therefore 99% my art is created hands-on. Sometimes I will finish a piece in Photoshop (like “Foetus WiFi” shown here), but only if it takes me less than ten minutes to do so. Reluctantly, I also am part of the computer age and succumb to the internet to send emails and promote my art. If there was another way, I wouldn’t.” ~Jakki Moore