Meet Kirsten, artist, dreamer and creator.
RYB: How and when did art become a part of your life?
KM: I was an artist before I held a brush, from beyond as I imagine this for every one of us.
RYB: How have you seen your art evolve over the years?
KM: Pencil was my first love, as soon as I could pick up a pencil. As an adolescent, I was introduced to oil paint, which then evolved to working with watercolor, encaustic and now mixed media. I have arrived where I always saw my art, which is large scale, expansive, oceanic and celestial.
RYB: Currently, what are 3 themes (or aspects) that are influencing your art?
- Nature and my dreamworld.
- The experience of observing the world shift and evolve.
- Recent risk taking, stepping into new territory and growth.
RYB: What are 3 simple pleasures that always bring you inspiration for your art work:
- Water, sky and the unknown.
- Integrating obstacles and gifts.
- Incorporating natural remedies in my daily self care routine.
RYB: When your not creating art, where can we find you?
- Creating and painting.
- In the sunshine and water, either somewhere totally comfortable, or somewhere totally new. I love both stability and adventure and am learning to love every step in between.
RYB: When/how did your love for yoga begin?
KM: During high school, though more intentionally in college. Since then, it's evolved to both a physically active experience as well as real time, real life experience. When I remember to surrender, everything seems to fall into place.
RYB: How has yoga shaped your art?
KM: It shows up as a reminder that we can and do survive and grow through uncomfortable experiences.
RYB: How has your art shaped your yoga practice?
KM: Life is yoga, yoga is art, art is life. They all weave together and feed one another.
RYB: What is a dream you would like to manifest in the next 5 years?
RYB: What is the best piece of advice you would tell your younger self?
KM: Trust yourself. Trust the happy moments and the harder moments. Trust the unfolding. Read and travel and love.