6 - Heather Cole Gatto
Shiva Shakti, 16″ x 17″ x 36″, Chlorite on granite base stone sculpture
“Inspired by my seasonal art therapy workshops, I will set up two creating stations for group participation. The first one will be a clay sculpture of a head prepared to the point where each participant can add and subtract from it as they wish. Also, a large board with paper and paint will be set up for each person to add to a group creation. I will be sitting amongst my tools and art happy to answer any questions and ready to listen to any comments.”
Directions to studio:
Drive down San Juan from town towards the water. Before the school, turn right onto Tremont. Take the first left onto Pacific and park immediately. Walk down grass alley way until you see small blue shop/house on the right: 1256 Tremont.
“The alchemy of my life shows me that to love and create is most important, and I use all that I am to do this. Life’s mirrors inspire me. That is, not only do my skills and training as a visual artist go into my sculptures and paintings, but that which I do and feel each day also become part of my art. Likewise, my art career enriches the other activities I do, such as, teaching yoga and working as a shamanic practioner. Each time I discover a new avenue to create and love both my art and life expand.
Even more important and influential is that which comes from spirit. In order to bring spirit into my work I must completely devote myself to its co-creation with nature. This takes clear intention and surrender. I do this not only because it feels wonderful, but also to be in service, and I pray my art will bring about healing in our world. My creations are my prayer.
Since 1997 sculpting stone has been my primary artistic process. To me, the stones are the ancient storytellers. They feel full of understanding and knowledge. The stones teach me about right relationship, how to listen and share from a deep place.
I create from a space of love, ever-seeking to feel and free the truth. To celebrate this abundance I now teach seasonal art therapy workshops. My hope is to assist others to tap into their own deep reservoirs of creative energy and allow the flow.”
Studio also open during the remainder of the year.