An Ancient and Futuristic Approach to Healing Through Intentional Creativity®
by Curate Shiloh Sophia
During FLOW NOUVEAU you will experience Medicine Painting. Since 2017, we have taught this nine-step process to thousands of students. To learn more, we invite you to review this page on your own time.
She Rides the Equal Sign, Codex Course - A one year painting journey with over 100 women across the world.
Cosmic Hand by Sue Hoya Sellars, 2000
The practice, process, and product of Medicine Painting are unique to every person. In this brief video, you will see some of the paintings I have worked with over the past few years that demonstrate my version of Medicine Painting, and some of the potential beneficial impacts. I have experienced these beneficial impacts personally and have had students share with me the incredible impacts they have experienced from their medicine painting journeys.
I encourage you to get a cup of tea and have 'cafe' with me. Take your time and see what arises for you. Perhaps you will feel called to bring Medicine Painting into your own healing journey.
Marrapinti by Australian artist Naata Nungurrayi. Her work hints at sacred women's ceremonial sites, their dancing, and the designs on their bodies - Modern but based on ancient ideas
Cueva de las Manos, Argentina, 13,000 to 9,000 years ago
Saami shaman frame drum of the segmented variety. The symbols were determined by the shaman and used in shamanic healing rituals. 1700s CE, painted with stories
The art of ancient healing practices in Egypt is demonstrated in much of their imagery. Their images often tell complete stories, transmitting information to the viewer.
In the case of the Blessed Mother, millions of healing icons of her are spread throughout the world. These are paintings with the intent to heal and bless and emanate energy - some of which are thought of as miraculous. In the case of Our Lady of Czestochowa Black Madonna Icon in Poland, there is a wall of crutches and symbols representing answered prayers for healing.
The Two Fridas is an oil painting by Frida Kahlo
“Painting completed my life. I lost three children and a series of other things that would have fulfilled my horrible life. My painting took the place of all of this. I think work is the best. I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.”
Spring - Georgia O'Keefe 1948
“Making your unknown known is the most important thing” ~ Georgia O'Keefe
"I didn’t write you yesterday—I worked all day and again today all day—and I can’t tell you how I enjoyed it... I was at work before eight—stopped a couple of hours at noon—then at it again till six—I will be at it again tomorrow—I haven’t had such a feeling of real pleasure in working in a long long time.” written to Stieglitz in 1929
Leisl Bryant, 2018 Legend
Tamera Boyd Hays:
Bringing Medicine Forward, 2019
Sherry Banaka, 2019 Apothecary
She Dances Her Gratitude 2002
Apothecary Australia with Lou Reed of Energy Medicine Institute
Our Lady of the Flaming Heart, 2014
Here you can see a continued evolution of what eventually becomes She Eats Lightning For Breakfast. This was the heart painting that is now behind and directed by consciousness.
Origins of this image is Unknown.