the act of changing into a different form or appearance (especially a fantastic or grotesque one) I have notice that art has an ability to change things. I have seen it first hand in my own art, and in working with clients, that making art about our internal experiences can change how we feel aboutContinue reading “Transmogrification”
Wolves have long been a powerful symbol in North American imagery. These wild pack minded creatures may remind us to be social and to communicate our needs fearlessly. As someone who is mindful of the moon, and its cycles, the wolf reminds me to look out for the moon. I sometimes see the moon asContinue reading “Howl”
Respectfully. This piece is about establishing healthy boundaries with the strangers who approach you and make you feel uncomfortable. Next time a stranger in a tricorne hat, and white stockings approaches you with his walking stick and iPhone in hand and asked you to accompany him to his cousins gala, you can more confidently declineContinue reading “No Thanks”
These images were taken from a book featuring images and art works from the Louvre. Like many European museums, many of the pieces in captivity were taken from far off lands. Removed from their home, these artifacts have become disconnected from their makers, and the maker’s ancestors. Beautiful objects, removed from their home. On display,Continue reading “This is a Stick Up!”
Extinct has a similar vibe to a larger glow-in-the-dark piece that is also included in this collection. (May All Beings). This piece also speaks to forest fires and more, the extinction of numerous species across the globe. The collage also speaks to our dependency on fossil fuels. Often we find ourselves living in cities whoContinue reading “Extinct”
Who are you holding up? Who holds you up? Do you hold yourself high? As I was making this, I was inviting balance into my heart. I reflect on my ability to care for myself with the same intensity as I care for others.
A “wholistic” approach to understanding the self. Understanding experience through the 5 elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Space). Each element is present within ourselves. We can tap into their power whenever we need it. This piece acts as a visual reminder to stay balanced and embrace every part of ourselves. You are the fire.Continue reading “Elemental Selfie”
Explore the notion of holding space. Holding space is a concept used in healing practices which refers to a healers ability to create and contain a space which feels safe for opening up, and expressing one’s concerns. It requires a practitioner to be mindful of wise of the human they are working with. It requiresContinue reading “Stardust”
(Even when you can’t) This one is about Alzheimer’s and anticipatory grief. The grief you experience when you know you will eventually loose someone you love dearly. This piece is an attempt the capture the pain of slowing loosing someone you love. There are two brains featured in this image, the one above is aContinue reading “Remember Me”
Capturing the healing properties that are so deeply entrenched in mother nature. We need nature. Water is the source of life. Trees and other plants create the oxygen we need to breath. Without nature we would not be alive. We are nature. Life the apple that comes from the tree, we come from nature.