These dolls were created by quieting the mind and tapping into universal healing energy. With that focus, there is "a prayer in every stitch." Objects that are made with a specific intention retain the energy of that focus. Examples are: awareness, freedom, focus, presence, love, strength, healing, prosperity, well-being.
Peggy Kemp - Artist Statement
I have been Peggy in Paradise on Kauai since 1999. Before that I lived in the country and cities in Washington and California. After making embroidered and beaded dolls for 40 years, I studied shamanic healing with Serge Kahili King in Hawaii. After a 5-year hiatus to study hula, I came back to doll-making done in a more intentional way.
Everyone translates the Sacred through their own filters. Plants inspire me and I appreciate color and texture, and the contrast between simple shapes and elaborate ornamentation. Applying my hand-skills and color sense to a healing mission - the creation of art that effects healing and gives consolation - brings me great satisfaction.