Announcement Original art and limited edition giclee prints by visionary artist Stephanie "Biffybeans" Smith. International shipping is available. Visit my blog: http://www.biffybeans.com/ Thank you for supporting independent art!
Original art and limited edition giclee prints by visionary artist Stephanie "Biffybeans" Smith. International shipping is available. Visit my blog: http://www.biffybeans.com/ Thank you for supporting independent art!
daniel4664 on Mar 10, 2015
nice powerful painting, precise work
shellieanton1 on Nov 9, 2013
Beautiful piece of art - very pleased!! Quick shipping.
It's all about growth.
I am a self-taught artist with an insatiable hunger for knowledge and understanding.
Through expressive art making, meditation, and reflective writing practices, I seek to know myself so I can know what’s bigger than me. As a writer, educator, and public speaker, my overall goal is to be of service to others on their own spiritual journey.
For the last 10 years, I have been obsessively working in an expressive fashion with the sacred circular art form known as mandala as a self-reflective and meditative practice.
Creating art for the purpose of spiritual evolution, I have developed a strong belief that process based art can be a powerful tool for transformative personal growth- temporarily silencing our harsh inner critic once the focus on quality has been removed. Working in this way, I believe that anyone may receive the many physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits that art making has to offer.
During this time, I began to learn about the many modern artists who created art for spiritual growth - and developed a special interest in Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian and af Klint. I also studied Carl Jung - the famous Swiss psychoanalyst who brought the Eastern concept of the mandala to the West with the belief that the mandala was a path to our whole self.
After a good friend suggested that I begin sharing these ideas with others, I created a number of process based workshops and learned that one of my greatest joys in life is in guiding people to do things they didn't think were possible. Once a person is able to turn down the relentless chatter from their harshest inner critic, we discover that the journey is often much more important than the destination.
When people ask me if a particular culture or wisdom tradition has influenced my work, the answer is almost always yes. My inspiration comes from everywhere.
I’ve always enjoyed working with whatever medium suits me in the moment. Favorites include gouache, colored pencil. acrylic paint, found object assemblages, or even just a single white pencil on a black piece of paper.
Stephanie Smith Visionary Artist, Writer, Teacher, Workshop Facilitator, Motivational Speaker & RYT-200
As a recent speaker at TEDxLehighRiver with the topic of “Art as a Spiritual Practice: What I’ve Learned from Making 10,000 Mandalas” Stephanie Smith maintains a private working studio as a resident artist at the Banana Factory Art Center.
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