Visual Artist, Educator, Researcher, Artist, Arts Lover
Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Crafts, Film & Video, Design
transpersonal/transformative art, collaborative/co-creative art works, earth based/eco art, communication for development through graphic design, painting, sacred art forms, (exploring spirit singing, inner/sacred dance, and ritual), project management, peacebuilding, environmental education
About Me And My Work
My life-work is growing roots and wings in the fields of art education, community based art, transformative arts, earth based arts, and sacred art forms. I started with formal studio arts training since childhood and my journey through art has led me to many places inside the landscapes of my mind, with people I work with as facilitator, volunteer art teacher, or as co-creator with other artists. My creative process is inspired by sacred geometry, nature, healing arts, indigenous wisdom, and conscious contemporary art.
Currently, I am part of an ecovillage called Maia Earth Village and am taking time to deepen my knowledge and practice of earth based arts ; sustainable living, housing, and community building.
Indigenous and Sacred wisdom with interfaith leaders/mentors in the fields of indigenous music, language, dance, ritual. - Philippines
Training in Transformative arts process through the Buildabridge Institute, Philadelphia
Currently taking up Masters in Expressive Arts for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding in Switzerland.
Places I Would Like To Visit
I would like to travel the rest of Asia and all sacred places around the world. I also want to work with communities working for interfaith dialogue and ecological healing.
Preparing an epic mandala journey around the world to learn from culture and wisdom bearers. To do arts relief and community rebuilding for arts relief and sustainable community rebuilding and rehabilitation in post conflict and post disaster ares.
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
I intend to work with local artists of different communities around the world to develop their indigenous traditions or artistic processes into community-based art projects to address their immediate social issues - poverty, conflict, environmental degradation, etc.
I want to do spirit singing with indigenous and spiritual "musicians"
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
sacred art forms from ancient artifacts/sculptures, different faith traditions, cultural traditions, circular artworks, transformative arts, community-based art, earth based installations.
rituals, indigenous filipino music, eastern and middle eastern music, native american music, spirit songs
My Artistic Affiliations
Maia Earth Village, Integral Art Metta, BuildaBridge Institute, Ayala Museum, Ginhawa (Growth in Wholeness and Wellness Associates), 1Mandala Project
Hello friends! I'm going to start sending some survey questions and emails to artists who have engaged in peace and conflict related activities over the next few days to map out what's already being done in this emerging field using an appreciative inquiry process. The outcomes will be included in a presentation and will be the basis for an interactive artmaking activity I'm setting up for an Asia-Europe Foundation conference to be held at the Ateneo de Manila University on August 1. In the…See More
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Sara, what a fantastic blog post! What an experience, wow! Hats off to you. Please post it on the blog here too and we can include it in next week's newsletter. I'm sure many culturalistas will be interested and impressed. Take care! Nico
Dear Sarah, How inspiring to read your profile. Your path of art is so touching and certainly meets with some of mine. We will look forward to see where it takes you. All the best to you, Dominique Mazeaud, Santa Fe, New Mexico www.earthheartist.com http://dominiquemazeaud.blogspot.com
Sarah, your background and work sound fantastic. Welcome to Create Culture, we are so glad to have you here. I think there are many folks here who will be interested to learn about your work and hopefully you can connect with some good people. For starters, you may be interested in connecting with Karen of Aoka who is doing important work of sustainable tourism with local communities in Brazil and has a background with UNESCO and other cultural agencies: http://www.createculture.org/profile/KarenDemavivas