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 a decade, 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 large and small-scale 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 for, or sometimes a literal birthing place, death place, ceremonial ground, or a metaphorical stand-in for what and who we are; it is a universal touchstone in relation to the macro- and microcosmos, related to all aspects of existence from seeds to embryos, the Moon and Sun, and this orbicular planet we inhabit.