About the Exhibit

A Reflection from Curator, Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia on the opening day of Ritual in January 2021

This Exhibit features paintings from Practicing Students of our Ritual 2021 yearlong medicine painting course. This course was designed by myself, Shiloh Sophia, along with Jenafer C. Owen in visual journaling and Cassielle Bull, with movement.

Throughout this yearlong journey, many teachings, practices and inquiries informed the making of art and story. As each one of our students was invited to discover a new arising myth that would be revealed from the art process itself, called Intentional Creativity.

We explored diverse topics like learning to live from love, catalyze by paying attention to day to day ritual as well as the environment. Every student was invited to explore 2 miles around their home and pay attention to trees, rocks, sky and creatures there. We were inviting ourselves to engage in the archetypal potential of what it means to be the Healed Healer. We also practiced personal healing through Medicine Painting, which is basically creating with an intent to heal.

Each one of us engaged in writing a mythical tale – a legend – which was designed from our relationship with ourselves and the self that is hidden, which is sometimes called the ‘Hidden Twin’. We also worked on integrating that hidden self into our day to day lives taking risks and seeing what would happen when the self we know and the self we don’t know come together to speak story and image.

Yet not everything was focused on the imaginary. We also dove into the mystery and beliefs about life itself and the world. But instead of going up to heaven up, and down to the underworld, we traveled across the Orbis Imaginalis – we went left to right, exploring the spaces on either side of us instead of the descent and ascent model. We went to places we hadn’t seen before.

Each of our students had the opportunity to share their work, to connect with one another monthly, to pay attention to the cycles of the moon and know where you were each day according to the moon. These paintings reflect an incredible connection to the hidden parts of ourselves being revealed and included in our story. Creating a union with our soul, psyche, body, and our relationship with Life itself.

RITUAL 2021 Students at their closing call

Shiloh Sophia in process with her RITUAL painting

The RITUAL Medicine Painting Class will be available for instant access enrollment by May 2022!

For those who wish to embark on this incredible painting journey and explore Ritual, Medicine Painting, and Mythic Storytelling,  your Hidden Twin awaits you! 

About the Exhibit

A Reflection from Curator, Shiloh Sophia

Shiloh Sophia on the opening day of Ritual in January 2021

This Exhibit features paintings from Practicing Students of our Ritual 2021 yearlong medicine painting course. This course was designed by myself, Shiloh Sophia, along with Jenafer C. Owen in visual journaling and Cassielle Bull, with movement.

Throughout this yearlong journey, many teachings, practices and inquiries informed the making of art and story. As each one of our students was invited to discover a new arising myth that would be revealed from the art process itself, called Intentional Creativity.

We explored diverse topics like learning to live from love, catalyze by paying attention to day to day ritual as well as the environment. Every student was invited to explore 2 miles around their home and pay attention to trees, rocks, sky and creatures there. We were inviting ourselves to engage in the archetypal potential of what it means to be the Healed Healer. We also practiced personal healing through Medicine Painting, which is basically creating with an intent to heal.

Each one of us engaged in writing a mythical tale – a legend – which was designed from our relationship with ourselves and the self that is hidden, which is sometimes called the ‘Hidden Twin’. We also worked on integrating that hidden self into our day to day lives taking risks and seeing what would happen when the self we know and the self we don’t know come together to speak story and image.

Yet not everything was focused on the imaginary. We also dove into the mystery and beliefs about life itself and the world. But instead of going up to heaven up, and down to the underworld, we traveled across the Orbis Imaginalis – we went left to right, exploring the spaces on either side of us instead of the descent and ascent model. We went to places we hadn’t seen before.

Each of our students had the opportunity to share their work, to connect with one another monthly, to pay attention to the cycles of the moon and know where you were each day according to the moon. These paintings reflect an incredible connection to the hidden parts of ourselves being revealed and included in our story. Creating a union with our soul, psyche, body, and our relationship with Life itself.

RITUAL 2021 Students at their closing call

Shiloh Sophia in process with her RITUAL painting

The RITUAL Medicine Painting Class will be available for instant access enrollment by May 2022!

For those who wish to embark on this incredible painting journey and explore Ritual, Medicine Painting, and Mythic Storytelling,  your Hidden Twin awaits you! 

Exhibit Media

Presentation

Museum Show

Exhibit Media

Presentation

Museum Show

Thank you for witnessing the exhibit.
We invite you to leave your comments and reflections below!

Special thanks to: 

Shiloh Sophia for her dedication and inspirational guidance through this 13-moon journey.

Jenafer Owen for her inquiries and student support.

Casielle Bull for her graceful movement and mindfulness guidance.

trish o’malley for your support and wisdom shared with our students on their journey

Exhibit Page Design and Concept

Amber Gould, Curatorial Director

Exhibit Virtual Presentation

Maia Lemann, CoCurator

Collaborative Curation

Shiloh Sophia, Curator

Promotion and Communications

Maia Lemann, Sarah Mardell and Amber Gould

Thank you for witnessing the exhibit.
We invite you to leave your comments and reflections below!

Special thanks to: 

Shiloh Sophia for her dedication and inspirational guidance through this 13-moon journey.

Jenafer Owen for her inquiries and student support.

Casielle Bull for her graceful movement and mindfulness guidance.

trish o’malley for your support and wisdom shared with our students on their journey

Exhibit Page Design and Concept

Amber Gould, Curatorial Director

Exhibit Virtual Presentation

Maia Lemann, CoCurator

Collaborative Curation

Shiloh Sophia, Curator

Promotion and Communications

Maia Lemann, Sarah Mardell and Amber Gould

Inspired to go on your own Medicine Painting journey with Shiloh Sophia?

Join us for TEMPLE Starting May 1, online for five weeks,
or in person in at Musette in Sonoma, June 26.27.28 ! 

Awaken your senses through creative experience and exploration.

Paint an image that embodies your awakened archetype and carries the invitation to more pleasure.

Move towards healing your relationship with your body through the practice of medicine painting.

Claim your body as a temple made from love and for love.

Experience a health reset through movement, meals, and rest.

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