As an artist and healer I use the process of creating as a healing and meditative medium. Setting the mind free during the creative process allows us, with the right setting, to enter into altered states of awareness. In this state we can experience bliss, clarity and transcendent healing.
As a result the images, words and crafts
become power objects and spiritual medicine for the soul.
About the Images
I am inspired by people, nature and faces, earth tones and bright color combinations. When I paint, colors become a language; they speak to me by rising emotion based memories and intellectual meanings. Each shade, hue, combination and variation tends to generate a separate quality to the painting’s vibe. Often I cover large areas in black, which evokes a dreamlike vision. Numbers, mandalas, ancient symbols and visionary themes tend to abstractly frame the figures.
In addition as a healer I am blessed to know and learn from an ever-expanding circle of teachers, family and friends who also walk the path of knowledge.
My ethnic and cultural background informs my spirit therefore you will find Taino Arawak motifs, Yoruba Orishas, Ethiopian and Rastafarian themes, MotherHood, Mary and Christ, People in Meditation, Mandalas and always the Goddess and Mother Earth.
Because of my Taino Arawak ancestry I identify with aspects of the
Shamanic Tradition and reclaim this heritage with
visionary imagery and healing work.
Stories of Taino Abuelas and African Grandmothers heard during childhood populate and reflect my inner world and manifest through my art and healing work.
Participation in Vodoun Drumming Ceremonies, Rasta Nyahbinghi Groundations, Taino Areytos, Peruvian Shaman Led Circles, Sufi Salaat, and Buddhist Meditation meetings, have given me a wide range of cultural perspectives on spirituality, natural healing and soul upliftment.
With Yoga movement, diet, meditation, music, art, words, Reiki energy, and the study of Spirit I have recovered parts of my soul, healed spiritual wounds and joyfully experienced health, flexibility and energy.
I invite you to view my art and study with me as we stretch our bodies, expand the heart and open our minds.
Peace, Blessings and Heartfelt Meditations,