TREES, ART AND THE ART OF LISTENING

BY LORI BAILEY CUNNINGHAM My friend, Pamela Turczyn talks with trees. And they talk back. Yes, they do! I knew her art was extraordinary, which is why I invited her to allow me to include her work in my book, Mandala: Patterns of the Universe. But there is far more to this gifted woman than … Continue reading

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Out of the Ethers

MADELAINE SHELLABY Yes! You can experience healing when you stand in front of a work of art. Stand in front of one of the paintings by P.C.Turczyn on exhibit recently at the New York Open Center. Look into her botanical mandalas and become aware of a renewed sense of balance and harmony. Colorful, active, radiant, … Continue reading

HOW MY HEALING ART EXPLORATION BEGAN

I used to have a secret negative voice in my head telling me that I was kidding myself about visual art having a healing effect on viewers. But I, also, felt my energy field strengthen as I set about exploring the possibility that it did. That was enough to tell me that I was on … Continue reading

SPRING EQUINOX 2014

At 12:57 PM today, we will be able to stand raw eggs on end, preferably directly on the Earth. With this little ritual you will be participating in the rare balance of forces available only on the Equinox days. Too Sacred There is a private chamber in the soul that knows the great secret of … Continue reading

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Occasionally, I am asked how long it takes me to do a painting and, usually, there is a long pause as I grapple with how to answer. When exactly does the process start? When paint touches paper? This photo essay will reveal just how integrated the life/art process can be. The genesis for my mandala … Continue reading

FALL EQUINOX 2013: INFINITE INSPIRATION

Mandala by P.C.Turczyn Breath Awareness Practice by Gaye Abbott, RYT Inspiration comes when we allow ourselves to dive deeply into our longing to experience the true and full expression of why we are here. The heart and mind of all that is – “God” – creates a state of “being breathed” into, inspiration nested within … Continue reading

THE MYSTERY SCHOOL OF ART, PART 1: Heart Chakra Mandalas

Each summer since 2006, I spend one week as Artist-in-Residence at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, NY. “More than simply a place, Omega is a global community that awakens the best in the human spirit and cultivates the extraordinary potential that exists in us all.” The primary role of the Artist-in-Residence is … 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

HAPPY BELTANE, WESAK AND FULL MOON, 2012

"Infinite Hope"

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