I am often asked if I use the herbal medicine Ayahuasca or shamanic journeying to channel the content of my paintings. Although the response is no, reflecting on this question has allowed me to recognize the deep, raw, spiritual level of engagement I experience while I commune with my work. Embracing my academic and artistic experience, I am comfortable claiming that the process of creating belongs to the realm of sacred practice. All my artwork is created holding archeomythological, psychological, and feminist lenses while weaving and integrating intentional artistic processes and earth-based spirituality. I navigate my life in the ebbs and flows of creative practice and as such, use my artwork as a portal to gain access to ancestral wisdom and archetypal medicine. My art is for those who seek communion with Spirit, especially for those who are called by the Sacred Feminine. My wish is that people find beauty, joy, inspiration, and nourishment while they engage with my work.
“In indigenous cultures, art is not considered a talent so much as an avenue of expression, available to all. In the folk art tradition, art serves the dual functions of self revelation and community inspiration.” ~ Elizabeth Davis and Carol Leonard, 1996
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