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About & Archetypes
eye : Simcha Rachel Guttenplan : am
a multifaceted artist.
Multifaceted in ability to embody a variety of roles,
archetypes, energies, dimensions, dialects,
styles, abilities and energetics.
I create in a variety of artistic mediums
from digital, print, to mixed media,
storylines and voices,
metaphors and symbols,
archetypes and symbols
by using both the visual arts,
the power of words,
performances and experiential artistry of soul,
to create artistry as a way of living
to embody through ritual, intention, + authenticity.
My Current Work is in creating articulation
of self and others in transformation of self
From brands to portraits,
poetry to story-telling,
to co-collaborating to create
spaces and places, in digital and print form,
virtual to in-person opportunities
through building a community that is committed
to being teachers and students of life.
My experience ranges from creator to server
through a use of artistry to create solutions.
ROLES | ARCHETYPES | ABILITIES
coach to creator
consultant to articulator
facilitator to producer
space holder to performer,
teacher to student
observer to developer
Embodying each with the intention
Utilizing my gift of creativity
to create a microcosm of a World
that is SAFE, FREE, UNCONDITIONAL,AUTHENTIC + SACRED.
CERTIFICATIONS + TRAININGS
MFA in Digital Art and Design from Towson University
A Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography from School of Visual Arts
(Half of a masters to get certified) a license to teach the Arts K-12 in Colorado from Fort Lewis College
Kundalini Teacher through IKYTA
Theta Healer Certified
And additional and varied life experience,
teachers, and mentors
INSPIRED + EDUCATED BY:
the artist way
heart-centered facilitator programs
transformational experiential workshop
intuitive and spiritual mentorship
ARENA’S I LIVE TO PLAY IN
Dream, Somatic Work, Embodiment
Sacred Economy, Elemental Medicine
Recovery, Rediscovering, Recreating
Self-Expression to Divine Creation
Mediumship, The Records, Energetics
Tarot, Oracle, Intuition
Spirit from many temples/churches
Statement Of Artistry
MY CREATIONS / ARTISTRY / OFFERINGS
are a metaphoric mirror of my interior
weaved with this exterior World we breathe in
Worlds intertwined between self + community.
Creating to articulate what it means
to encompass a sea of a heart.
My practice: to slow dance
At the tension points between
a manic yet majestic mind,
held by tender skin attempting to hold steady,
as my spirit accesses the cosmos above
while my roots dig into the belly of the core below.
My quest as a devoted spiritual warrior
bonded in this form of skin and bones
with wounds and wins:
is to accept the fact that I am human.
MY WHOLLY INTENTION FOR MY OFFERINGS
(WHOLLY : Wholeness + Holiness)
is to be a vessel that serves.
Embodying to learn how to transmute
the dark to light,
all while I prance,
dance + fall as a tightrope walker
of aliveness + purpose
To heal every ounce and pour of me
Creating offerings in return
A RITUALIST EDUCATOR WOMXN ARTIST
MADE OF MYSTIC METAPHORS + TEXTURES
honoring, hearing, integrating, restoring, intending
(beginning again + again + again + again).
To funnel the wisdom collected back
merging expression + experience
for humanity to engage with me
To witness, to experience, to deepen,
to elevate, to collaborate, and to expand.
A commitment I hold imperfectly:
Consistently lean into tension + opposition,
Letting expression come how it may
in whatever artform it desires
allowing myself never to claim
any one medium, project, series or label.
As I refuse to fit into the boxes
or checking off the mainstream list
of the current day world shoulds + musts.
For what it takes to be an artist
To sustain self + “make it”
Must be broken for creations of
Sovereignty + Truth + Alchemy
FOR : THIS ISN'T FOR ME TO MAKE IT
rather to express through myself,
beside a collective that stands for
Something bigger than self + what is
Desiring revolutions of humanity,
where artists lead by speaking for the people,
not to twist us smaller,
nor sell us to any-thing-or-thought not true.
I’ve been granted the curse and blessing
to have inside-out girl skin that trembles with truth.
Feeling the type of “too much” for comfort.
Swinging too hard from highs and lows.
Unwilling to disbelieve in a World I dream of.
Regardless of reality’s harshness
Nearly cracking to break me plenty of times,
in an attempt to force me to give my power away,
and to settle into the thought
that this World is the way that it is.
My art is rooted in wonder, intention + possibility.
Creations sharing the beauty + the beast
of the intangible space between + beyond.
Letting my art be a prayer
to what could be as I celebrate life,
as I re-claim my Hebrew name Simcha:
A blessing, celebration, joy,
Revealing + bringing to light
To every-which-thing I can
Regardless of the nature
To heal . To learn . To offer.
for us all : Me. We. and all.