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. A collaboration between the cosmos, collective unconscious, imagination, 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, William Morris, 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 in: 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 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 ongoing. 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.