Medicine is getting ready to go SOUTH! We have been invited to head to Costa Rica to meet up with some of our favorite other musicians to throw down some sweet beats in the jungle! I am excited to visit and get involved with the beauty and the people of the area... as well as sharing our music on this land which is ancient yet new to us! While I am there, I will personally be attending a week long art and painting workshop with Amanda Sage~ visionary artist and student of Alex and Allison Gray. We will be exploring techniques and creating soul portraits~ I am excited to see what emerges in this inspiring environment!
While in Byron Bay, eastern Australia, I had the opportunity to visit an incredible place ~ the traditional Aboriginal birthing pools. These are the Ti Tree lakes, surrounded by the Ti Tree forest which drips medicinal and antimicrobial ti tree oil into the lakes, making the lakes the perfect place for a healthy natural birth. The intelligence of the Aboriginal people of Australia is so very in touch with nature, and I have great respect for their healing ways of bringing in new life. When I visited, I was so inspired, I brought together a group of women to celebrate and document this amazing place in my new music video, "You Will", which I have since dedicated to the honoring and support of mothers.
This time between touring with the music has been very exciting and fruitful, back to the Art Studio!
~ Beginning a new body of art work! Exploring new styles and approaches combined with skills that Hope has practiced for years. Thus, this time, and these new paintings are ripe with colorful new concepts and unfolding beauty.
This dynamic time has led to creating a new series of paintings incorporating techniques including mono printing, pencil, acrylic paint, spray paint, hand cut stencils, and more.