I believe in the power of exploring personal mythology to relate to the mystery within ourselves and the forces that move through and around us. The creative collaboration between collective unconscious, the cosmos, soul, spirit, nature and the numinous. To inspire understanding, stimulate thought, and facilitate healing.
My work manifests in a mythopoetic field where thematic storylines of ephemeral beauty and transformation merge, to create a visual and literate understanding of our complex world. From this realm of shared presence, reality trespasses into dreams, with a unique mix of antique and modern, resonating metaphors of subtle evocation. Formative sources of inspiration include: Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, William Blake, James Hillman, Anselm Kiefer, Mary Oliver and Rumi. Each in their own way opened my eyes to the invisible.
I hold Bachelor’s in Education and Fine Arts, a Master’s in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, and credentials in Therapeutic Body Mind Spirit Practices. In past incarnations I have worked as an Artist, Writer, Counselor, Educator, Programs Director and Consultant involving: Education. Health + Healing and High-End Hospitality with a Holistic Twist. As an avid hiker who thinks deeply about the health of our planet and the importance of staying connected with nature and animals, I find ways to contribute free time to environmental protection, animal welfare and humanist causes. With a curious mind and wide-ranging interests my personal engagement in life-long learning is ever evolving, and I welcome opportunities to awaken the heart and mind, move the soul, be inspired, and shift paradigms.
Mairianne Giovanna Genova | Wonder. Wisdom. Words.