Christia Cummings-Slack, Savannah, GA, Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement Chris Tia has been drawing before she could walk. She has always used Nature for her inspiration. In 1991, she spent time in Italy's Umbria region and discovered a new technique for her watercolors. During her Masters Thesis she discovered that her doodles she had drawn all her life were ancient symbols from other cultures. This led her to combine her intuitive abilities with her artistic talents. In 1995, she had a spiritual awakening with an Angel. This was a momentus event in her life. She opened herself up to Spirit and the wonderful, magical, inspirational Universe.Chris Tia believes Art can awaken the unconscious in the viewer. In her work she uses ancient symbols to help awaken the viewer to their Divine potential. She has been working on a series of watercolors entitled "Rainbow Healing Mandalas". She has done over 75 in a year. The Rainbow Mandalas are for the LightWorkers, The Rainbow Tribe. She believes that as we heal ourselves, we heal the world. She also believes that if just one person viewing one of her paintings has a positive response, that positive vibration is a pebble in the pond, sending ripples of positive vibration out into the world. She is committed to creating 144,000 paintings in hope that each ripple will join together becoming a wave of healing washing over the planet, for peace and the Highest Divine Good of All. Her work is collected by people all over the world. Chris Tia is an ordained minister, Reiki Master, and has her B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Painting.