"Through any kind of transformation, we are different than we were before.
How do we work with the new shapes
if we have very little knowledge of
how to work with them, and what is
the shape of a being?"

~ Curator, Shiloh Sophia McCloud

About The Exhibit

MUSEA Intentional Creativity Museum is honored to present Metamorphosis - artwork inspired by the process of transformation. This Exhibit features artwork from over 30 artists who reside within and around the Intentional Creativity Movement. Artists were asked to share artwork that reflected the various stages of change and evolution exemplified through the symbolic process of the butterfly’s metamorphosis.

Metamorphosis is defined as 'a change of form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.' The intention for this Call for Art is to curate an exhibit that reflects and honors this transformation.

As transformation is expressed and illustrated in artwork, there is a significant change that happens in the artist as well. When we recognize this transformation within ourselves, we gain insight and agency over our stories. Through Intentional Creativity, we can make our inner lives, inner thoughts, dreams and visions visible. The purpose of bringing this personal work out into the light of a Museum Exhibit is to be witnessed and to invite others to see flutters of their stories in those shared by the artist.

Each day, as we explore and create, we leave a painted trail on our canvas. When this trail becomes a kaleidoscope of color and light…when we see ourselves as wholly different, we feel as if we have morphed into a new version of ourselves. Like the butterfly, in our process we are in a chrysalis of discovery. When the timing is just right, we burst forth and shake our new wings. We celebrate our new selves by witnessing each other through this Art Exhibit, Metamorphosis!

Emergence by trish o'malley

May this experience through the phases of Metamorphosis celebrate and inspire your own transformational journey.

Exhibit Media


Museum Show

Exhibit Flipbook

Artwork + Stories

Please click the crossed arrows in the bottom righthand corner to view the flipbook full screen.

MUSEA Wheel with Museum Structure Image

Thank you for witnessing the exhibit.
We invite you to send your comments and reflections to sumaiyh.yates@musea.org!

Special thanks to: 

Shiloh Sophia for her dedication to sharing transformation through intentional art (Intentional Creativity).

Exhibit Page Design and Concept

Kelly Bonsall, CoCurator Coordinator and Exhibit Curator

Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, Intentional Creativity Foundation Executive Director
and Lead Exhibit Technologist

Anne LaBrie, Design CoCurator
Milagros Suriano-Rivera, Design CoCurator
Jessica Richmond, Design CoCurator

Exhibit Virtual Presentation
and Exhibit Web Page

Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, Lead Exhibit Technologist

Promotion and Communications

Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates, Kelly Bonsall, Anne LaBrie, and Milagros Suriano-Rivera


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Many Muses Many Lands Image