Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Whale Song: An Inter species collaboration: Lisa Rasmussen MFA & Ceylan Huyla MA

Process Blog for the Project: Whale Song 
February 4th- March 20th, 2013

Whale Song is artistic collaboration that is happening in conjunction with our SubstainAbility Exhibition at Art 4 All People, which is a sanctuary for Arts & Consciousness in Malibu. This award winning and transcendent space was co-founded by Lisa Rasmussen MFA (Me) and Ceylan Huyla MA in February 2012. 

SustainAbility is an Environmental Art exhibition that features artists who are exploring the pivotal need for stewardship, awareness and advocacy for our ailing Mother Earth. Such eco-artist-warriors, with their individual visions, are shining a powerful light on how can we individually create sustainability through our own actions. These artists inspire us though their transformative art and innovation, and they offer us a glimpse into new ways of being
Through the Whale Song Project, we hope explore and discover some of the core truths of the essence of SustainAbility and Stewardship in the world today.

Day #1 The Source 
My Process: My Ocean ritual and mediation. This is my practice of connecting with my internal self and with nature. Almost everyday I walk/run to the Santa Beach. I go to the shoreline. I sit and I draw a circle around myself in the sand. Then I mediate going up my chakras connecting with my internal self and the Ocean. Thoughts and insights emerge during this practice. I intentionally try to heal myself and the planet. 

Today I went out on the Beach to find the name of this project. Here is what came to me and my communication with Ceylan.
I think our SustainAbility collaboration project should be called Whale song. I feel that the whale song has some kind of coded cellar memory that will reveal it self through this project. That will in turn give us the info to remember, healing, and revere Mama ocean and the planet .
Give a light for others to realize this gift within our own consciousness and the planet. True essence of Eco Art and SustainAbility.
Our project will begin on Feb 4th with individual and colloboratory projects. We will have a big collaboration in Hawaii and big one on March 20th with Marcus.
  • There is something about communication--deep communication
  • To garner in-depth understanding of symbolic whale meaning, we've got to pay homage to its environment, the oceans of our planet. Allegory-Ancient myths

Santa Monica Beach- Ritual & Meditation-In the center of the circle the name of the project came to me-Whale Song):Lisa Rasmussen MFA

Day #2 We Need to See It 

This insight was trigger by a horrific uncovering on the torturing of baby elephants at the Ringling Brother Circus Torture Industry
This makes my soul shiver. Torture all for entertainment? 
We all need to take action and stop this baby torture. The folks that do these harness crimes to an intelligent, gentle, soulful, being are truly evil and must have criminal charges brought against them. These violent abusers are walking around in our society. Also, those who cannot bear to look at the horror are continuing to send the message that this OK. It is time to put a stop to all of this insanity.
As well as reading the story of a mothers choice to have open coffin for child that was shot to pieces in the Sandy Hill shooting. To bring awareness to the policy makers about gun regulations.
I guess this is my theme of the day we need to SEE it and stop saying oh... I cannot bring myself to look at it-it is to sad. Cuz these horrors will not seize to exist unless we all SEE them and say NO--we will not tolerate this in 
our World.

Day # Quietly Listen and Share the Path
Santa Monica Beach-Ritual & Meditation (Dolphins mindfully present in the waters said listen) Lisa Rasmussen MFA

Seal, Dolphins, Sea Birds, Hummingbird, & Crows in my mediative walk so present. Hummingbird and Dolphin especially.

I listened and this is what I heard ...
The path on this planet Earth must be shared with all species. Man for far to long has been selfishly hogging the path and destroying the Earth, that Sustains us all. All beings have a right to be on the path. Share the path!!  This even is an analogy to the "other" human syndrome  We all must Share the path to continue are existence or not. I guess that is your choice.

This will be a running blog about my process till March 20th, 2013