Luminous Bodies: Circles of Celebration & Luminous Bodies: Circles of Mourning

May 1, 2016 - ongoing

The Melinda Camber Porter Archive of Creative Works

6 Ackerly Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Phone Number: 347-782-1653
Contact: Joseph Flicek

Luminous Bodies is a work of celebration and mourning in two volumes of 45 watercolors in each volume. These images explore the spiritual and cultural forces that continuously vie to originate and then heal the rift between the body and the soul.

In this volume, the Foreword, Robin Hamlyn states, “In order to produce art like Melinda Camber Porter’s Luminous Bodies you have to be like William Blake. You have to be like Melinda Camber Porter. You have to be absolutely fearless.” Inspired by many religious traditions of celebrations and mourning, from The Tibetan Book of the Dead to Native American mourning rituals, the series of drawings is, in actuality, a spiritual journey begun by Melinda Camber Porter a few days after the death of a loved one. The first volume is Luminous Bodies: Circles of Celebration. The second volume is Luminous Bodies: Circles of Mourning.

Event Type: Publications (books, scholarly, journals)