Monday, June 30, 2008

Tree Quote

We can see from the experience of Odin that the image of the tree was the template within which all of the sacred world could be apprehended. The tree was the framework within which one "flew" to these Otherworlds. And since the exploration of sacred space was also a quest into the nature of human consciousness, the tree was regarded as an image of the ways in which we, humans, are constructed psychically. It was a natural model for our deepest wisdom, our highest aspirations.

Brian Bates (Sacred Trees)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Up coming project in Salem Mass in July

I am so excited to have the opportunity to create Earth Art in Salem Mass. The notorious place and land mark for "The Burning Times" in the U.S.- the torture, oppression, and murder of the sacred feminine. Which has been going on for centuries, since the rise of patriarchal religions assimilation into our collective consciousness.
My intention for this project is a memorial as well as a rekindling of humanities reverence for Nature. I feel we are stewards to this amazing Paradise called Earth.

Is this practice strange to any one else? I am trying to understand its meaning.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What an Honor!

HS Student of the Year Award
To Lisa Rasmussen:

Five years ago, you entered the Department of Arts & Consciousness as a student in the Transformative Arts program. As your creative process unfolded, your paintings grew ever more compelling. By the end of three years, you transferred to the MFA program to more deeply engage your artwork. During this period, you continued to develop a program in transformative arts for clients at the Lincoln Child Center in Oakland. Your program bridged the gap between art as a transformative tool and art as a form of cultural expression. Your Lincoln Child Care Center students exhibited their work in a Sausalito Gallery and were the focus of an annual benefit for the Center. Because of your dedicated and creative work with the students at Lincoln Child Center, they have experienced the invaluable joy of self-expression and the all-important process of being seen in their fuller humanity. You have been a profound, transformative influence in their lives.

As an artist, your work has gone far beyond the limits of traditional painting. Your final MFA Exhibition entitled Caol Ait (Thin Spaces) reveals the full scope and power of your artwork, moving beyond the genre of painting into installation and environmental art, as well as movement, ritual and sculpture. In your teaching and in your artwork you celebrate the realization that art lives at the edges of life and spirit. You explore and then dissolve the boundaries between inner and outer, self and other and in so doing represent the highest ideals of Holistic Studies. You are an outstanding individual, and we are proud to nominate you as Student of the Year. Congratulations and best wishes for continued success.

Peter M. Rojcewicz, PHD

Dean, School of Holistic Studies

I am featured in this documentary about Lincoln Child Center