How my art could be used in Fung Shui for your home
Recently, I have been seeing a lot about Fung Shui coming across my feeds and I was actually approached by a friend and real estate agent about how there needs to be more art for Fung Shui. Art is very subjective and the way it interacts with the elements in each persons home is different, but mainly it is about how the art makes you feel.
While researching for this post, I read an article about a professional Fung Shui consultant who kept going into people’s homes and noticing the art in their homes was of what the person is feeling presently in their life, not what they wanted to feel in their life. For example, one might feel lonely, but instead of surrounding yourself with art full of lonely people, surrounding that person with art full of couples would be more beneficial. It follows the law of attraction.
I suggest to anyone looking to add any type of art to their home to really feel what the art is making you think about and what kinds of situations it brings to mind. What about it resonates with you? Which Fung Shui area of your life would this art benefit you by seeing it and feeling it. Is that the type of energy you want to feel everyday and nourish in your home?
Using the Bagua map there are certain areas of your home that are meant to excel specific areas of your life such as love, career, balance, wealth, health, etc. The below are some suggestions using my artwork.
Career & Wealth
A good water element to add to the home is my artwork Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Raining Fish. It might help aid in the career area of your home, because it is a serene, mostly blue nature scene and gives a feeling of calmness. This print could also be hung in the wealth area of your home since it has koi fish in it. Koi are a symbol of wealth and prosperity and who wouldn’t want it to be raining wealth into your home?
Another couple of dark blue works that I offer that may work for a water element for career is A Tale and Per-SPEC-tives. A Tale might be great in the career area of a writer, inspiring tales and stories. The latter artwork would be great in an office to remind one to see things from different angles and viewpoints aiding in problem solving, or just a simple reminder to wear their glasses. LOL!
Another example might be if you needed something to hang on a wall in your health section of your home which typically is green and brown. My artwork Mehendi Inspired Leaves could work.
Fame, Reputation, Recognition
For the fire section of your home, typically the colors are reds, oranges, and bright yellows. They add joy, vibrance, passion, and warmth. Much of my artwork could potentially aid in this area of your home. Some that I think might work well would be this untitled woodblock or this other untitled work that resembles a dragon face and dragons are good in Fung Shui. Many of my heart artworks could serve as fire elements by bringing vibrance and passion into the home as well.
Mentors or Helpful People
Maybe you need to add Metal elements to your home. Typically black, white and grey are elemental colors for metal. Out of my artwork, I recommend this untitled work because positive energy follows a curved path. Or any of my sketches might work great in this area as well!
Another option I offer for the family heritage section of your home would be a commissioned portrait of your pet.
I am not a Fung Shui expert, but these are only a few generalized suggestions that follow some of the elements of Fung Shui. From my understanding the artwork you add into the different areas of your home need not be completely blue or yellow to fall into being a water element or earth element. What really matters is how you feel about the art you are adding to your home. Perhaps it is a lucky grey elephant picture, and it reminds you of wealth and prosperity. Even though the wealth section recommends art that is green and brown with earth tones, this picture gives you the feelings and thoughts of wealth, so really it could go in the wealth area of your home. Fung Shui is not always about following the strict rules of color and texture, but more about the feelings the art invokes when you look at it and see it everyday.
Take a look at the artwork you have in your home. Does it resonate with you? Does it make your feelings come alive with a sense of calm, passion, or inspiration? Does it remind you of your life long dreams of having a boat or remind you to listen to your heart and feelings everyday. If the art in your home leaves you feeling flat, maybe it is time to think about new art for that area of your life that is in line with the things and feelings that you want to manifest.