Goddess Speaks: Realization of the Self, is a recently self-published book by Priya Lin. This unique work of visual poetry is an iconographic exploration of the mystical process that nurtures the author’s artistic genesis. This self-produced study explores Priya’s spiritual pilgrimage as an artist and the act of creating as a form of self-birth. Drawing on inspiration from the psychic muses that inspire and infuse her art, Priya utilizes powerfully nuanced photographs to complement and illustrate her evocative poetry and merges the art forms to express the intrinsic nature of the elements that inspire her creativity.
Guided by Hawaiian myth and legend, she invokes seven chakras as sources of inspiration and guidance for her art, including The Goddess, Arriving, Surrender, Listening, Innocence, Serenity, and Self. These concepts are explored through her starkly potent visual and written imagery, which pays homage to the diverse influences in her life and art, including German poet Rainier Maria Rilke and Madame Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Volcanoes.
The book is available in both English and Mandarin.