Mind Unwind Gallery

Sacred Shadow Self: Mandala Installation with Gratitude

A Circle of She: photo(5)

Thank you thank you thank you to the beautiful and inspiring Lady Wise Women’s Collective who helped birth the giant Mandala, interpreting my smaller tests!

There was not space enough in my studio to put the piece together, so I couldn’t make the final cuts and folds until we had it in the gallery.  I couldn’t have done it without the assistance of their loving hands!

The Sacred Shadow Self: Meditation as Art ~ an interactive art installation including live meditation performances and featuring two youth origami artists opening June 2013 at Mind Unwind Gallery ~ West Seattle Opens Thursday, June 13th Artwalk in West Seattle.  Meditation performances begin at 7pm.

Meditation as Performance Art: Calling all Meditators!

Looking for Meditators of all traditions!

From Vipassana, QiGong Practitioners, Yogis and Yoginis to Kirtan Performers and other Meditation Practitioners to share your sacred practice in a sacred space for the benefit of people curious about meditation and interested in learning more about meditation. 

Please read the complete Artist Statement for more information.  You are encouraged to bring brochures or other informational materials to leave behind throughout the month long exhibition.

Performances are scheduled June 13th, during West Seattle Art Walk from 6p-9p and closing June 28th 7p-10p.  Other performances can be scheduled throughout the month at Mind Unwind Gallery in West Seattle.

Please fill out the form below to share your Sacred Self!

Blessings, Metta and Namaste,

Karah Pino – Artist and Meditator

Sacred Shadow Studio Update #1 – Origami-style Tree Shadow Maker

Making sacred tree shadows:

Playing with light and shadows is pretty fun!

Can’t wait to see how it turns out at Mind Unwind this June. I hope you enjoy exploring the space of the Sacred Shadow as if a 2 year old, in divine celebration of being in the world.  Hope to see you there!

-Karah Pino, MAcOM, Artist

media: paper, light, refractions and shadows 

performance: mindfulness, qigong, yoga, chanting, singing bowls,

and other meditative arts

“The Sacred Shadow Self” is an interactive art installation including live meditation performances opening June 2013 at Mind Unwind Gallery ~ West Seattle.

Coming June 2013: The Sacred Shadow Self: interactive light installation with live meditation performances

Artist Karah Pino, MAcOM transforms the Mind Unwind Gallery with live meditation performances, a paper installation and multiple interacting light sources giving viewers a chance to play the game of shadow finding, observing the effect of shadows and light to bring a new awareness of the space we are in. Playing with your sacred shadow self is a reminder that you are in the world of substance, you are more than your thoughts and feelings, but also matter interacting with the materiality of what exists around you.

I hope you enjoy exploring the space of the Sacred Shadow as a 2-year-old does,

in divine celebration of being in the world.

-Karah Pino, MAcOM, Artist

interactive light installation

with

live meditation performances

The-Sacred-Shadow-Header

Mind Unwind Gallery
– West Seattle-

media: paper, light, refractions and shadows

performance: mindfulness, qigong, yoga, chanting, singing bowls,

and other meditative arts

opening performance June 13, 6p-9p

closing performance June 28, 7p-10p

“We are all a precious child of creator and as such our shadow is also a sacred part of our selves as the precious children of the holy people our ancestors in the context of the natural order in the universe.” 

Patricia Anne Davis, Navajo Wisdom Keeper

artist statement – excerpt

I first heard the term Sacred Shadow Self in a conversation with Navajo Wisdom Keeper, Patricia Anne Davis. My son was 2 years old and just learning about the magic of shadows. Patricia and I were watching Alvin playing with his shadow when Patricia explained to me how the Navajo word for shadow conveyed the entire concept she described as the Sacred Shadow Self. In the indigenous worldview all life is sacred. As such, a shadow cast by a living being between the Sun and the Earth is also sacred. In this way, the Sacred Shadow of the Self is a result of being in the world of substance.

Vitalize the Brain Concept Sketch

Vitalize the Brain Concept Sketch

In this show I wanted to give participants the opportunity to experience their own sacred shadow self through performance and light. The experience of observing the sacredness of meditative moments in experienced meditators trained in the art of meditation gives viewers the opportunity to join in the meditation by building their observer mind. The observer mind is the practice of being mindful and present in awareness while remaining calm, non-reactive and non-judgemental. – Read the Complete Artist Statement here

Sacred Tree Shadows Concept Sketch

Sacred Tree Shadows Concept Sketch

To sign up as a meditation performer for The Sacred Shadow Self Installation and Performance Art in June 2013, please fill out the form at the bottom of the Artist Statement Page.