real vs imaginary

I like to draw and to paint and that means I look to see real and also imaginary things. The journey in my relationship to this aspect, how I feel about art, in my life has changed over the years. Classes at Pacifica are adding new concepts and ways of thinking that expand, enliven and add…

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The Self Archetype – a journey of Individuation

Archetypal energies influence the process of individuation in the psyche much like our biology influences our body as we develop. What I’ve learned from this weeks reading in my class, The Expressive Power of Archetypes, is that the unconscious is full of infinite potential. Imagining just one archetypal thought pattern, a container of opposites, is…

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Liberty and Death: Connecting Washington and Shakespeare Through a Short Film

My film, Earth Mother, Sky God Weep for Tragic Love, is an animated story inspired in general by Shakespeare’s tragic love stories and specifically by the final scene of Romeo and Juliet. The film I made speaks about love and death in a new way by comparing Shakespeare’s drama to American art history and asking…

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Is #America stuck in the forest #hunting #monsters?

Three new ideas came to light this week; reimagining a mythic narrative as a means for getting unstuck, using myth as a way to navigate between the known and the unknown, reinterpreting the words in a myth to discover parallel narratives. Recently I started thinking about Gilgamesh’s conquest over Humbaba. (See pervious post) There are multiple references…

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