I believe in the power of exploring personal mythology as an invitation to relate to the mystery within ourselves and the forces that move through and around us. The collaboration between the cosmos, imagination, intellect, soul, spirit, nature, nuance and the numinous, to inspire understanding, stimulate thought, and facilitate healing.
My work manifests in a mythopoetic field where thematic storylines of ephemeral beauty, illumination 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, William Morris, James Hillman, Anselm Kiefer, Mary Oliver and Rumi. Each in their own way opened my eyes to the invisible.
I hold undergraduate degrees in Education and Fine Arts, a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, and credentials in Therapeutic and Contemplative Practices. In past incarnations I have worked as an Artist, Writer, Counselor, Educator, Programs Director and Creative Consultant in Education, Health and Healing, and High-End Hospitality with a Holistic Twist, within corporate and non-profit organizations. With a curious mind and wide-ranging interests my personal engagement in life-long learning is everlasting. Contributing free time to environmental protection, animal welfare and humanist causes. I continue to explore opportunities to awaken the heart and mind, move the soul, be inspired and shift paradigms.
~Mairianne Giovanna Genova | Wonder. Wisdom. Words.