“Determination of Water” (2017), on stretched canvas


Spell 4 of 7 from Openi’s 2017 solo show “Spellin Spells” — a continuation and response to Openi’s previous 2016 work, “From Shadows,” which invites viewers to participate in the vulnerable practice of feeling your feels and healing past traumas.

Hand-stretched on a poly-cotton blend canvas with a matte finish coating.
• 24″ tall x 36″ wide — (2ft x 3ft)
• Fade-resistant
• 20.5 mil-thick poly-cotton blend canvas
• Hand-stretched
• Hand-glued solid wood stretcher bars
• Matte finish coating

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"Determination of Water"


Each piece from this series features a spell and channeled drawings taken directly from my personal journals (some might call them diaries). I was in my Saturn return, had just gone through intensive Shadow Work, and Spellin' Spells was my way of spelling out the life I wanted to create for myself.

This spell in particular directly resulted in the calling in of my current life partner, where we discovered the intentions set forth were being realised our relationship, and with whom I later co-founded The Abstract: a resource for mental health, coping & resiliency.

This piece reads:

“I love myself
I honor where I’ve been
Appreciate my subtleties
My nuance
My presence
My joy

I listen to my body
Am in conversation with
My needs
My aches
My process
My bliss

I am soul/Sole gatekeeper of
My feeling
My energy
My intention
My action/activation



I wield my experience
My wisdom
My discernment
My power
With humble grace

I am autonomous

And if our paths should cross
And our souls lock eyes
With reverence



Then my soul may be inspired
Moved to invite yours to dance
Sharing space

This sharing
will be a gift
not a giving."



Spellin Spells is a continuation and response to Openi’s previous work, From Shadows, which invites audience to participate in the vulnerable practice of feeling your feels and healing past traumas.

After deep re ection and centering, Spellin Spells is an answer to the questions: How am I channeling my energy? What do I want to manifest in my present and future?

Openi shares selected mantras drawings from their personal life practice, and o ers oracle bone manuscript- ed as talisman. Spellin Spells focuses on the power of our own words, energy, and intention in shaping our present and future realities.


Spelling is spells.

Write that shit down and watch it happen.

Weight 1.45 lbs


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Height (inches) 24
Width (inches) 36
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