Awakenings I speaks of the unknowable and unfathomable spiritual, mystery and beauty of natural phenomena and acts as a threshold into the terrain of the numinous. ‘Numinous’ speaks of our connection to the cosmos and sense of the divine. A large levitating partially concealed object of uncertain substance radiates dancing, shifting fields of colour and light that change as a viewer moves around and under it. Awakenings I offers an immediate and potentially sustained encounter. As artwork and sanctuary, it is created as a temporary hierotopic space, (a project establishing a medium of communication between the mundane and the sacred. Awakenings I is offered as a sanctuary for rest, contemplation and creativity. An effort to draw viewer/participants into the terrain of the numinous, with the potential to open up ambiguous moments of encounter with the unknown.