RESOLVING POLARITY

This artwork is a set of three little paintings, in gouache on watercolor paper, that I did for a client who wished to resolve the polarity of sensing her own power versus being in a state of fear, feeling a lack of power.  We worked with Anna Halprin’s exercise of dancing each of a pair … Continue reading

HAPPY LAMMAS 2012

A cross-quarter holiday, Lammas marks the halfway point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox and celebrates the harvesting of first fruits.  I am celebrating by publishing this thought provoking article by Lisa Miles Jackson, R.N., CYT, CHHC, who presented my “Infinite Surrender” mandala at a recent retreat along with its accompanying guided meditation.  A survey … Continue reading

PASSION, POWER & PURPOSE: SUMMER SOLSTICE 2012

At this time of year, nature is at its peak of creativity and abundance.  On my walks over the past few days, I have encountered a deer with two fawns, a black bear, wild turkeys, talking crows, a Great Blue Heron and dozens of species of wildflowers in brilliant hues.  The trees are more awake … Continue reading

VENUS TRANSIT OF THE SUN

Here on Planet Earth, we will be experiencing a very rare astrological event on June 5th, 2012: a Venus transit of the Sun.  With eye-protective gear, one would be able to see Venus as a small, black dot crossing the disc of the Sun, much like an eclipse.  An archetype of the Divine Feminine, Venus … Continue reading

FROM “THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS”

“Infinite Vitality,” available as limited edition, museum quality prints.  See the Gallery page for details. I have a favorite passage from “The Secret Life of Plants” by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, regarding William A. Tiller, chief of the Materials Science Department at Stanford University: “Tiller speculated that the radiation or energy coming out of … Continue reading

"Infinite Hope"

HAPPY BELTANE, WESAK AND FULL MOON, 2012

Six weeks have passed since my last posting.  I had thought that posting would be a monthly event, but it has organically developed into the traditional, cross-quarter interval with today being the exact mid-point of the Spring growing season.  It is a time conducive for cultivating Hope. Daring to hope with your whole heart is … Continue reading

HAPPY SPRING EQUINOX 2012

KORU GROWTH PATTERNS. Copper, aluminum and composition gold leaf, sheet mica, mother-of-pearl, abalone, pigments, resin on 24″ x 24″ wood panels. Will be in “Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber,” a traveling group show curated by Geary Jones and originating at the Muskegon Museum of Art, MI in December, 2012. Listen. It’s Spring! … Continue reading

AN ARTIST’S PRAYER

Since this is the first post many of you will be reading, I wanted to take the opportunity to give voice to my hopes by offering up a prayer.  Plus, this is a chance for you to add your own energy into the mix.  As I used to hear our priest say while I was … Continue reading

RE-ATTUNING WITH LIFE

My art practice explores how visual artwork can be of benefit during the process of personal healing and transformation by functioning as a map leading to a desired goal.  I sometimes partner with individuals who want to introduce change into their lives but who feel stuck.  After they state their intention, I spend some time … Continue reading

INFINITE QUALITIES: art that supports the healing process

  The Infinite Qualities series of floral mandalas came about in answer to two questions: “How can my work benefit the greatest number of people?” and “How can visual art support the healing process?”  The circular, mandalic format represents integrity, interconnection and perfection.  Each mandala convey s a quality essential to wellbeing: hope, vitality, compassion, … Continue reading