Food is fundamental to our human community, weaving together what our ancestors knew was beyond survival; it is essential to our emotional, physical and spiritual health. Food is integral to the reciprocal relationship with the land, people, and the many beings that inhabit the planet.
I have been working in healing and food services for over two decades, learning and embracing different modalities to support people on their path, whether it is through art, food, or animistic healing practices. I love the process of creating in the kitchen, and have spent much of my life learning and appreciating all aspects of food from growing and running a farm to foraging medicinal & edible plants.
I am a professional painter and have been guided for the past 18 years to illuminate patterns through the lens of form and color. I create paintings and installations on commission for both individuals and larger organizations.
Why The Medicine Circle?
From a young age I was fascinated with circles. Through painting as meditative practice, I felt the Circle had the potential to heal, and it became the primary form I painted. All of my paintings since 2001 have been made of hundreds and thousands of perfect circles.
As I researched the "Circle" and its implications throughout time, I learned the place I am named for: "Tara, Ireland", is a place of circular mounds, which led to a deeper appreciation of my name, ancestry and practices.
Throughout time and various cultures, the Circle is symbol and a literal birthing place, death place, ceremonial ground, or metaphorical stand-in for what and who we are; it is a universal touchstone in relation to the macro- and microcosmos. The Circle is related to all aspects of existence from seeds to embryos, the Moon and Sun, and this orbicular planet we inhabit.
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