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Gaia Project

Included here are images and videos submitted by our community related to our focus on Gaia, climate change and our relationship with the Earth.


Hill End 13, Peter Cameron, 2022, oil on linen, 152x148cms

Within reason Land surfaces,
yet our centre and periphery
spiral around her interstices.


Source Lake Mungo 61, Peter Cameron, 2019, oil on linen, 113x102cms


Lake Mungo 65, Peter Cameron, 2019, oil on linen, 138x138cms

Elemental Land of dimensional Mandala
expands everywhen in conscious unhorizon.
As primal unbinding unravels one periphery
intwining becomes perception’s necessity.

Like the flowing winds and waters we
bright living vessels meander the radial
ragged lines of Earth’s tissued synapse,
before disappearing again in plain sight.

- Peter Cameron


This is a film made by Bill Oakey that was part of a successful referendum campaign to save the Meramec River from damming by the USA Army Corps of Engineers. For GAIA participants it can serve as evidence that we can help protect GAIA by getting off our cushions and our couches and doing the work. We can believe that anyone who does so will become part of the fabric of a healing GAIA.

 

"Stars of Wonder", a presentation by artist Johanna Baruch
Inspired by the breathtaking photographs offered by the Hubble Space Telescope, Johanna Baruch explores the realms where science and imagination intertwine. She believes that the wonder revealed to us through modern astronomy can act as a bridge back into the mythopoetic mind. She was invited by Mythica to show the paintings in her Cosmos Series, and speak of her process of journeying into deep space through an inner landscape.

 

Adele Davide, "Gaia".

 

Adele Davide, "Gaia, Demeter, Persephone and Athene".

 

Margaret Tsirantonakis, “Garden for Artemis III”, 2018. Oil on linen, 24 x 18 inches

 

Bert Kupferman, "Sea and Sky", 2021. 15 x 7 inches

 

Bert Kupferman, "Earth and Sky", 2021.  Oil, 9 x12 inches

 

David Wilson, “An Encounter from Joshua Tree National Forest, CA".

 

Ruby Wachtel, "Mother Earth Contemplating".

 

Ruby Wachtel, "Pollution of Many Shapes".

 

Laura and Dean Larson, "The Ecstatic Dance of Sentient Beings".

 

Collages from the Pioneer Teens Program

Our two-week art program gives us the opportunity to teach a group of young people to see differently. Their eyes become trained to look for and identify the symbolic essence in a work of art. They go out into the world and see meaning in things they had never previously thought twice about and encounter new things they had never imagined. The journey begins on the first day with individual collage-making. Taking images from art books and magazines, each student begins to create a whole from the scattered parts. They are encouraged to select images that they connect with. Our educators then guide the participants towards articulating the meaning of the piece that has formed and to find its root in a symbol. This symbol has emerged from the artistic and aesthetic choices, both conscious and unconscious, that the student creator made. Here are some examples of the collages our students have made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Final Projects from the Pioneer Teens Program

Our program allows participants to focus on one symbol for two weeks. Through drawing and art-making, research and in-depth, guided explorations of the city’s great cultural institutions, each teen goes deeper into their symbol’s many facets. By the end of the program, the teens create their own pieces of art as a summation of the experience.

The participants in our program may not have ever made art before. The merit in the art that they make comes from the personal connection that they have found within themselves that links them to the universality of their chosen symbol.  We have witnessed these connections first-hand when we listen to the teens speak about their work at the end of the program. Sometimes, the symbol that comes out of the collage process can seem mysterious to the student but when they delve deeply into it,  it can be surprising, revelatory and deeply meaningful. Here are some of the final art works that our students have created.

Crow/Raven

 

Eyes

 

Water/Water Signs of Western Astrology

 

Shipwreck

 

Dissolving

 

 

Androgyny

Shadow

Woman

 

Homelessness

 

Mandrake and Phoenix

 

Forest and Crossroads

 

Child/Innocence