ARTIST INTERVIEW: Azalea Lee of Place 8 Healing
A spiritual seeker her whole life, Azalea Lee worked as a wardrobe stylist and costume designer prior to finding her calling as a crystal healer. Also the designer of the metaphysical fine jewelry line As Above, So Below, she is happy to have found her purpose helping others grow and become happier, more fulfilled individuals through the magical worlds of crystal healing. She works out of her inspired and beautiful studio, Space 8 Healing.
We spoke to Lee about creativity and California.
What is your background and how have your past experiences fed into your art?
As a former wardrobe stylist and costume designer my job was to take the personality of a character and translate it into clothing. What people choose to wear, what their style is, is a reflection of their innermost selves and carries the multitude of choices they have made resulting in a sartorial symbolism of one’s personality, interests, and beliefs. Essentially, clothing becomes a symbol of one’s individual energy. My current work as a crystal healer is similar in that I am observing someone’s individual and unique energy and matching their energy with crystals that will be most supportive in revealing their deepest inner beauty.
Do you feel that your environment feeds into work and if so, what makes your work distinctively Californian?
Absolutely. I was meant to be born and raised in this very spiritually open-minded state that gave me the ability pursue my spiritual studies openly and freely. I fully speak like someone who grew up in California. Consequently, the spiritual thoughts I communicate to others come with a Cali girl accent.
What are your top 3 studio essentials?
Natural light, an open heart, and…crystals (of course!)
Some glimpses into Space 8 Healing’s stunning space below…