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CONTACT ME

 

Feel free to contact me for consultations, collaborations, conversations, connections, etc.​

SHALOM@THISWHOLLYLIFE.COM

(646) 627 - 5338

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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

ICT Coaching

And additional and varied life experience,

teachers, and mentors 

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INSPIRED + EDUCATED BY:

The Kabbalah

12-steps

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

Past/Present/Future life

Mediumship, The Records, Energetics

Tarot, Oracle, Intuition

Spirit from many temples/churches

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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

For you

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

(Continued below,..)

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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.

SOME HIDDEN GEMS


HOSTED ON THIS SITE
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"THE DOSSIER"

ALL THE DOCUMENTS

 

Resume

Transcripts

Reference Letters

& more reasons to hire me

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OFFERINGS

CLASSES & SHOP​

Art Projects. Experiences. Practices.

As well as a shop of sorts to grab a tarot deck, book or print.

for discovery, growth & expansion

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BLOG

SEE THE SOUL

 

Ramblings. Findings

Poetry. Projects

Announcements

Life & more...

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THE PEX

SEE MY PROFESSIONAL EXHIBIT

 

as I answer the question:

WHAT IS MY SOUL WORK?

A poem instead of a paper

A book just because

A capturing of my process

& an experience for you

To walk through to experience

For you to experience my answer.

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THE INQUIRY PROJECT

HOW TO CREATE SELF-DISCOVERY IN THE CLASSROOM?

See the research and the findings

Through texts found

& a presentation created

In my grandiose attempt

To shatter youth open

For them to be honest and true

With straight spines and clear eyes

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THE WHOLLY SCHOOL

A true place of study: For us all to be students and teachers OF LIFE.
 
Monthly themed events + resources

ALL BASED WITH THE ROOT INTENTION: of creating, experiencing, integrating  WHOLENESS
 
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