"Nature must become an art and art a second Nature" Novalis Let us imagine a great snow-clad plain spread out before us and upon it here and there rivers and lakes hard frozen. The neighbouring sea is mostly frozen over close to shore; further out huge floes are drifting; occasional stunted trees and bushes lift heads heavy with snow and icicles. It is evening. The sun has already set, leaving behind the golden splendour of its afterglow. Before our eyes are two female figures and out of the afterglow is born — we might say is sent forth — a messenger from the higher worlds, who stands before the women and listens with close attention to what they are telling of their inmost feelings and experiences. One of the two standing there hugs her arms tightly to her body, cowers together, and exclaims: “I am freezing cold.” The eyes of the other woman wander over the snow-clad plain, out to the frozen waters and over the trees thick with hanging icicles, and from her lips burst forth the words “how glorious this whole landscape is.” She is utterly heedless of her own feelings, utterly oblivious to her physical suffering from the cold. We feel warmth streaming into her heart, for she has no attention to spare for her physical bodily discomfort, being inwardly overwhelmed by the wonderful beauty of this chill and frozen scene. Then the sun sinks further and further, the color fades out of the afterglow and the two friends fall into a deep slumber. One of them, the one who had been so acutely conscious of the cold in her bodily self, sinks into a sleep which might easily become fatal; the other sinks into a sleep in which we can recognise the influence of the emotion expressed in the words “How glorious,” which continues to warm her limbs and keep them full of life throughout her slumber. And she hears the youth who, born out of the glory of the afterglow, says to her these words, “Thou art Art”; and then she falls asleep. With her she took into her slumbers all the results of the impressions made upon her by the landscape which has been described; and a sort of dream mingled with her sleep. And yet it was not a dream, but in a certain way a reality, although of a unique kind akin to dreaming in its form. It was the manifestation of a reality which this woman's soul had barely been able to conceive before. For the experience that befell her was not a dream; it merely resembled one. That which she experienced may be described as “astral imagination.” And if we are to describe her visions we cannot do it otherwise than by setting forth in words the picture by means of which “imaginative” perception speaks. For the soul of this woman became aware at that moment what the event signalised. By the words of the youth, “Thou
A R T I S T I C W O R K S H O P 2 0 2 2 First Cycle of Artistic and Healer Processes Escuela Cultura, transformative and active impulse of the Sa Llavor Foundation, in collaboration with Visionary Woman Art Research Group, presents in January 2022 a new cycle of Artistic Workshop with theoretical-practical work sessions for adults, which reconnect with the essence of art and live the artistic process as a journey into the unknown where intuiting and imagining gives us inspiration and deep learning on a personal and social level. 7 meetings // 7 Sundays January 30 to March 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sa Llavor Foundation. Plaça Metge Borràs, 3. Binissalem. Mallorca Created and designed by: Escuela Cultura - Fundació Sa Llavor, Mallorca Talk-Workshop Introduction In this First Cycle of Artistic and Healing Processes, we are going to explore the relationship between Art, Science and Spirituality in constellation with the works of Hilma af Klint and Emma Kunz. We open a space for experimentation, creation and critical thinking through artistic practices, scientific experiments created at the beginning of the 20th century, Goethean observation, movement and words. This space of seven sessions of four hours each, is led by specialists in one or more of the proposed topics, with the intention of opening doors to liminal spaces. The artistic processes carried out by the participants are visualized and taken into an exhibition format. Hilma af Klint and Emma Kunz Researchers and artists, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) and Emma Kunz (1892-1963), explored the supersensible world through art and science, predicting that their work would be understood and useful for future generations. The incredible popularity of his works today confirms the relevance of graphic research and the holistic view of the human being. His creations present us with an opportunity to discover the mysteries of life and a two-way purpose to return to unity. Program Art, Science and Spirituality An approach to esoteric cartography by the artists Hilma af Klint and Emma Kunz We offer a space for individual and collective experimentation, creation and critical thinking, through artistic practices, scientific experiments from the beginning of the 20th century, Goethean observation, movement and words. Day 1 // January 30 // The 4 Directions: Create an orientation map in the 4 directions to build the foundation of the artistic and healing process. We will use clay modeling to create pure forms that visualize the formative forces, inspired by the platonic solids and the direction plate and pendulum that Emma Kunz used to perceive the laws of Nature and spiritual connections. Day 2 // February 6 // Contemplation: Cultivate the art of contemplation to capture the essence of the forms of Nature and capture them through painting. With the technique of pastel and painting, we will create prints based on the experience of Goethean observation of the plant world, inspired by the notebooks that Hilma af Klint created during
Connect with life Awaken your expressive and artistic abilities Experience the world of formative forces and their qualities Create with your hands in contact with natural materials Live art in community In 2022 starts a new workshop for adults that connects with the essence of art and experiences the artistic process as a journey into the unknown where intuiting and imagining provides us with inspiration and deep learning on a personal and social level. Supported by the pedagogical team of the Fundació Sa Llavor, this training is structured in practical and experiential modules, and is based on the principles of the holistic Sa Llavor pedagogy: Comprehensive development; Freedom and confidence; Connection with life; Community and service to others. Currently, the artistic process that will be presented to the entire Community in 2022 is being carried out with the Foundation team.