Pray to the Moon when She is round,
Luck with you will then abound,
What you seek for shall be found
On the sea or solid ground.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Public Animas Ceremony Part 5b(4): Art. Let It In. (And Celebrate the Artists: Bryan Perrin)


Continued lessons from the Public Animas Ceremony: An Invitation to Passion.

Bryan Perrin. Artist, inspiration, friend. Image courtesy Our Whole Grove.
Bryan Perrin. Artist, inspiration, friend.
Image courtesy Our Whole Grove.

If The Vision is true, it will find the right people. Celebrate them.

With great regularity I come across fundraisers, auctions, art shows, etc. featuring varied artworks where there is no mention of the artist contributor as a person. A name, yes. Maybe it is the animist in me, but when I experience art, it usually makes me want to know more about the artist. I think the humans behind the art should be celebrated as much as their work. So, in an effort to do so, we created laminated biographies to accompany each of the bowls that were created for this ceremony. Since the bowls were auctioned off as part of the don't-let-your-ceremony-bankrupt-you strategy, each person who took home a bowl also took home something to help them "know" the artist better. It's all about relationship.

For the next few entries, I will be including the biographies of our artists in an effort to further celebrate them & express our gratitude. Also included are the statements they provided (if provided) about their piece for the Animas Ceremony: An Invitation to Passion.


ART of Nature, Place and Spirit – Samsonville, New York
Bryan Perrin: Environmental Teaching Artist, ADF Priest

Bryan uses art as a tool for learning, teaching about and understanding the environment. His lifelong study of aquatic and land eco-systems is fueled by a profound passion for nature and creative expression.

Bryan has created environmental and arts projects for a wide range of educational institutions, environmental agencies and organizations. His design and development of interior environments, crafted natural landscapes and structures, and traditional exhibitions, lectures and presentations all help to cultivate in children and adults, the reverence, awe and passion that our miraculous environment deserves and the care and respect it’s habitability requires.

Fairy Mound, by Bryan Perrin Image courtesy Bryan Perrin Studio.
Fairy Mound, by Bryan Perrin
Image courtesy Bryan Perrin Studio.
Bryan is currently Master Ceremonialist for Our Whole Protogrove in Samsonville, New York. He was one of the six individuals chosen to be Àr nDraíocht Féin’s first group of formally ordained Druid Priests and was inducted a the ADF Wellspring Gathering in 2002. He is also the Founder & former Senior Druid of Green Man Grove of New York (now Grove of the Other Gods).

Much of Bryan’s current illustration work is for local and environmental groups, but he has also worked for a diverse group of publications from Enchanté and Green Egg to Playgirl. Combining his artistic skills with his devotional work, Bryan also creates objects and spaces for ritual worship. He lives on a mountainside with his family and has enjoyed moving in the inner circles of the art world's outer fringe of Toledo Ohio, Cocoa Beach Florida, Jersey City New Jersey, & Woodstock New York.

Bryan Perrin is Co-Director of UrthArts Center of Samsonville and a volunteer at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

To browse Bryan’s online studio, visit http://bryanperrinstudio.com



"Bowly" by Bryan Perrin
"Bowly" by Bryan Perrin


“Bowly”

Multi-Media: Wood, Gold & Silver leaf & Shellac and Acrylic Paint

About this piece:

Adhesion or Holding. 
Togetherness & Bonding 
The interconnectivity and

Mixing it up 

It’s a bowl, it’s a container


If The Vision is true, it will find the right people. Celebrate them.


2 comments:

  1. Thank you always for your words,your craft, your care, your vision. Inspiration is cyclical.

    ReplyDelete
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    1. ... 'round & 'round & 'round in the circle game...
      And thank you.

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