My vision of what I want to create with other artist-healers is so real to me that I know it already
exists on some other universe layer:
Artist healers seeking sanctuary from worldly concerns are welcome to relax and regenerate until they are ready to participate in various projects and cottage industries. CDs, books, videos and workshops are created from improvisational music, movement, imagery & words. Each person offers their special talents and skills to collaborative projects. We create retreats where visitors are nurtured by silence, sharing and participating in creative play. Small groups of artists create hand-painted silk wearable art--ponchos, tunics, pants, hats. They collaborate on the painting, design and detailing (beading, feathering, etc.) of each item. The unique creations are sold in our own boutique and on our website.
The setting is rural yet close to colleges and a well-developed city. In the center of several acres of wooded land is a large dome divided into many segments--kitchen, dining room, meeting rooms, a living room with a huge fireplace, Clustered around the dome, some father away than others, are small studios, also circular and very simple--a kitchenette, bathroom, bed and office. In the hills or acoustically separate from all others, is a large, layered multimedia play dome. In the center of all the layers is a control room housing the multimedia technology, musical instruments, video projectors, etc. Arrayed around around the center, built into the floor are retractable couches. On upper levels there are huge Yucatan-like hammocks, for those who like to lie suspended in the bath of sounds and images. Those making the music and creating the patterns of light and imagery operate by sitting or standing at a circular keyboard open to inputs from 2-9 people. Acoustic instruments and voice can be added to the mix. The walls of the play dome are made of layered material that can be made transparent or opaque by pumping in transparent or opaque colored fluid.
We establish our own company to market and distribute our creations. The enterprise is successful because each of us does what we love the most for the whole group. I spend much of my time in the studio with other artists and musicians & poets creating the CD-ROMs; others do the editing and polishing of the final product; still others market and distribute the tapes and videos, software, books, art, workshops and retreats. In the city we have an outpost for our work. It is center for the arts and healing where we have classes, groups, clients, performances, events, and sell our products.