Gab Bates Tree Shrining

Posted: March 18, 2018 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time, magic
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Gab Bates Tree Shrining for the Inner West Open Studio Trail
Gab makes good magic!
Spirit Painting, Tree Amulets and Bone Brooms in her studio
mysterious sigils on the fridge
had lots of fun with Gab & Zio unfurling the bunting for the Tree Shrining
photo courtesy of Gab Bates
you can see more of Gab’s photos on Facebook and her website


  1. Martine says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful event Mo. I love seeing her art in that park with the majestic tree.
    And ofcourse seeing you smiling………….

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Martine))) Gab’s art is working such good magic for our beautiful broken world, a deeply committed activist with a huge heart, here’s a quote from her “Mystic Cities” exhibition in May last year-
      “What amazes me is that when i make these objects, positive change occurs. Who says they don’t have agency???”

  2. Marti says:

    In a word, WOW! Looking at all of these cloths of vibrant color bedecked with mystical markings and symbols, strung across the land, is so powerful. These cloths, in a strong sense, flags for to me, they are flags, emissaries of Spirit, calling to the consciousness of all us, speak of our most basic connection between ourselves and the land. For several years, when we were nomads across the US, settling down into our rental home, one of my first actions was to string dyed cloths in trees, marking my presence but more than that, acknowledging the land. This feels like that on such a magnificent scale..

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) I love how Gab’s artful magic is bringing the community together with such a delightful sense of light and hope and good humour honouring the spirits of place, as you say “si se puede”!

  3. Nancy says:

    Wow! This is so full of goodness and heart! Thank you for the introduction to her and her work and the meaning of ‘sigil’…which I learned more about here:

    That corner of her studio invites me to look and dream for hours. So earthy and ‘real’.
    The flags among the trees and greenery are so colorful and powerful!
    So, thank you Mo for sharing!

  4. fiberels says:

    ahhhhh so many special ornaments …magic, mysterious … !
    LOVE the bunting in the trees !

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