Painting, for 20 years, in Jamaica, I included meditation and path-working in my studio practice. Since returning to England, I’ve shown in juried exhibitions in London and Essex, been awarded SAA’s Professional Artist of the Year 2016 and had work exhibited in London’s prestigious Mall Galleries.
I paint in water-media, expressing nature’s vibrancy. A female figure forms a point of reference. I love runs and splashes for ambiguity, texture and light. Spending time in nature, I feel calm, inspired and positive. It’s my hope that’s how viewers leave my work… Continue reading
Their heads hang low
from weeks of battering rain.
They must find it hard to trust,
meet the gaze of the new sun.
Still, they hold their mouths open–
a faithful chorus with perfect pitch yellow. Continue reading
Available now @ Mago Bookstore.
Editors: Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Mary Ann Beavis
SOCIAL MEDIA AND GODDESS FEMINIST ACTIVISM
The wheel of Goddess feminist activism by nature stands on the boundaries of patriarchal identities/definitions/institutions, which I call the Wilderness. The Wilderness, a space wherein patriarchal grips are loose is indeed a place for us, Goddess feminists/activists. In the Wilderness, we encounter the Creatrix and are empowered by HER. The Wilderness has been associated with individuals who are in search of a divine revelation; seekers/seers stand in the Wilderness alone, separated by distance in time and space. However, what if a community of people stand together in the Continue reading
Art by Sudie Rakusin
Sanctus Miscanthus inspires us to adapt with grace and acceptance, despite difficulties or poor conditions in our surroundings. Continue reading
MATRIX, Lena Bartula, 2008 – 2016, Ongoing interactive / size variable
Matrix is best described as ‘something in which something else develops or forms.’ Also described as ‘something shaped like a pattern of lines and spaces.’ Continue reading
[This and the following sequels are from Mago Almanac: 13 Month 28 Day Calendar (Book A), Years 1 and 2 (5, 6, 9, 10…), 5915-6 MAGO ERA, 2018-9 CE (Mago Books, 2017).]
We want to get back the 13th Friday. This almanac shows how that is possible. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang
MULTI-SPIRAL STRUCTURES OF THE 28 DAY/13 MONTH CALENDAR
The primary annual scheme of 28 days, 13 months, 7 days, 4 weeks, 1 day, 52 weeks, and 364 days works as self-circuiting spirals that comprise the whole system of inter-cosmic time centrifugally and centripetally. Time expands infinitely both inward (microcosmically) and outward (macrocosmically), while it Continue reading
Art by Deborah Jane Milton, Ph.D.
instruments of destruction, Continue reading
Art by Shiloh Sophia
Don’t be habitual
Be unreasonable about changing your patterns Continue reading
I can’t stand it. For some time I’ve been thinking that something needs to be said about the the toxic femininity scripts creeping into “Goddess” imagery, mass-media contamination, and all in the name of women’s empowerment. These posed, stilted, playmate-like “goddesses”, sticking their breasts out and pouting like lipstick models are all over the net. You’ve seen them – on Youtube, on Facebook, in comix and videogames. Oh, let’s not forget video games and virtual Continue reading
Forthcoming 2017 by Mago Books.
Editors: Helen Hye-Sook Hwang and Mary Ann Beavis
Below from Introduction
READING CELEBRATING SEASONS OF THE GODDESS
Mary Ann Beavis
As co-editor of this volume, my primary role has been editorial. As such, I have, as with She Rises II, chosen, along with my co-editor, to respect various English spelling and punctuation conventions (U.S., U.K., Canadian, etc.), rather that forcing uniformity.
As one of the first readers of the entire volume, I have been impressed and educated by the many perspectives on Goddess Continue reading
Front cover image by Suzanne Bellamy, Road Map, 2004.
Language makes us. But we too remake language. And ourselves. If we listen, imagine, invent.
Listen to me. Listen to my language. Once upon a time it was the language of the birds. Did you listen then? Are you listening now?
I’m a person out of place. Perhaps a person without a place. But that cannot be. Surely, everyone has a place? But is the place in this time?
Let me begin again. Once upon a time … it was a very long time ago. More generations than you can count on your hands and your toes. It was in the time when the first stirrings of language were in our throats. A time of gurgling and burbling, of whistling and of singing. Continue reading
These works are an exploration of what I perceive as sacred. I am viscerally drawn to earth-based spirituality and in giving voice to the space between what is “alive” and what is not. I am intrigued by subject matter that embodies the transitory complexity of nature and the duality of growth and decay. The moon, a symbol of The Goddess, is the keeper of our constantly shifting natural cycles.
Art by Lucy Pierce
I have been quiet. I am walking through a deep darkness, and I have no words. Striving for Continue reading