I believe in the power of creativity to inspire understanding, stimulate thought, and facilitate healing. An invitation to relate to the mystery within ourselves and the forces that move through and around us. A collaboration between the cosmos, imagination, intellect, soul, spirit, nature and the numinous.
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, 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 Consultant in a variety of fields including: Education, Health and Healing, and High-End Hospitality with a Holistic Twist. 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 |2020 Wonder. Wisdom. Words.