Gemma Danielle Bayly‘s ongoing free project, Reiki Stones, is based on the concept of transcendence and self actualization. Possessing a ritualistic allure and a spiritual purpose, Reiki Stones are hand-painted stones charged with Reiki energy.
Reiki, a combination of the Japanese words Rei (God’s Wisdow or the Higher Power) and Ki (Life Force Energy), is a healing technique that involves a metaphysical approach to curing ones mental and physical ills.
Bayly, who just happens to be a certified Usui Reiki practitioner, has taken it upon herself to create functional art that also takes the form of a holistic remedy. It is kind a gesture that any art enthusiast can appreciate and admire.
“I hide the stones in the nooks of the cities, as beacons of light for people to stumble upon. I have seen real miracles happen with these stones and people have told me they are very powerful.”
– Gemma Danielle Bayly.
Akeem is our founder. A writer, poet, curator and profuse sweater, he is responsible for the curatorial direction and overall voice of Quiet Lunch. The Bronx native has read at venues such as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, KGB Bar, Lovecraft and SHAG–with works published in Palabra Luminosas and LiVE MAG13. He has also curated solo and group exhibitions at numerous galleries in Chelsea, Harlem, Bushwick and Lower Manhattan.