Nendo (Tamashii)

Derived from the Japanese nendo, clay and tamashii, soul, a Nendo Tamashii is hand-molded sphere of clay specially created with the intention of rising the Life Energy of the person holding it. In its center, a clear quartz crystal is embedded as its “Soul.” The basic purpose of the nendo is to help the person holding it find his own Soul, thereby easing his deepest suffering.

Timeframe: Diamond first began making, writing about, and lecturing on nendos in 2011.

Commentary: The nendo is an entirely original artistic medium, being neither sculpture or pottery, and reflects both Diamond’s decades of involvement in using the arts for healing and the influence of Japanese spirituality and art on his approach.