ART CO-CREATES PEACE Earth
is heading for a major shift (change or metamorphosis) whereupon
we are being given the chance to create a world more balanced
and peace filled. Ancient cultures, such as Goddess related
ones, speak about a time on earth that was peaceful and that
lasted for approximately 2000 years, (see Marija Gimbutas,
"The Language of the Goddess”.) Gimbutas tells
us of a time when women were revered and brought to their
cultures a way of life that included respect for the earth
and all of nature.
It is the belief of many people around the world
that it is time to call upon our feminine energy to balance
the more dominant "male" way of operating—
male being one of dominance, suppression and oppression. Feminine
energy brings respect for and communication with nature, and
a chance to bring us back into a peaceful balance with the
energies of the universe.
The universe has intention. In the universe
and deep within our cellular structures are what are called
innate intelligences. (See Barbara Marx Hubbard and her Conscious
Evolution site www.evolve.org).When we can align with that
intention we can become the co-creators of a new world. We
can tap into the collective, discover our purpose and align
ourselves with the intention of the universe. Becoming ONE
with the universal forces is a major application toward bringing
peace on this peace-starved planet.
ART AS CO-CREATION In attempting
to discover what art has to do with this co-creation I have
integrated a technique into my artistic process called co-creative
science. Based on Machaelle Small Wright’s work (www.perelandra-ltd.com)
it is a technique that invites nature intelligences and other
consciousnesses into the human soul’s process of creating.
Machaelle herself created a garden, but she has offered a
process by which we can co-create with nature by what she
calls the soil-less garden—which for me translates into
my art projects and my life’s work.
Co-creation is about allowing nature intelligence
a say in what goes into the creation of the image, and the
created energy that the image eventually radiates. Co-creation
is a direct communication with the energy of nature consciousness.
It is our opportunity to work with nature to bring balance,
harmony and peace back into our lives.
My path is to create a new and unique art form
in partnership with nature. I am co-creating art as a form
of expressing vibratory healing energy. When my painting is
viewed it touches the viewer on an unconscious level, triggering
cellular memory—possibly the memory of a time and place
where society lived in balance and in peace—activating
the desire within the viewer to reexperience their own balance
and inner peace. The viewer is empowered to follow their own
dreams, find their true vocation in life, and live their own
Nature is the consciousness that is intimately
linked with form. Art (or anything you create for that matter)
produced in conscious communication with nature intelligence
can be a powerful way to spark inner and outer transformation—for
myself as well as the viewer. Here is Machaelle Small Wright’s
understanding of nature spirits (intelligence): “My
work with the nature spirits has convinced me that they are
truly masters of understanding, bringing spirit into matter,
energy into form...In short, they constantly work with the
principle of manifestation on Earth.”
It is this cooperation with nature that I seek—to
become a partner with nature. Nature as understood by Machaelle
is not just plants and trees, but ALL FORM, remembering that
everything is basically energy when reduced to it’s
final equation. The paper is energy, the paint is energy,
etc. Everything that has come into form has done so because
nature has given form an order and organization.
Bringing balance into our lives is the key to living and bringing
peace into our worlds, both the inner and outer worlds in
which we live. Tom Kenyon says in his book “The Magdelan
Manuscript,” “The key to a fruitful creation whether
it be cosmic or individual was seen (during pagan consciouness)
as a balance between these forces (spirit and matter).”
The forces he speaks of are the human soul spirit connection,
and nature. In Machelle Small Wright’s co-creative process
books she says this partnership strikes what she calls an
involution/evolution balance in our lives. A balance that
we once had when we created hand in hand with nature; whereas
today without this co-creation we have the human soul creating
imbalance in every aspect of our world. When we can return
to having respect for the forces of nature intelligence and
elicit a conscious co-creation with nature is when we may
have the opportunity to bring balance and peace back into
our individual lives that make the way for peace in our outer
Harmonica” Initially commissioned to represent
the Venus Transit of June 8, 2004, considered to be an event
that is a breakthrough for INTUITIVE awareness into Oneness.
She is the energy vibrating to us a call for the awareness
of a new world view of Oneness through global communication—communication
by the means of the human intuitive system and not one of
technology. She speaks about the awareness of a field of consciousness
that favors telepathic communication that will transform Gaia
into a new being. Sychronicities will increase and feelings
of connectedness will be on the rise. Imagine a world without
secrets. What would life be like if intentions or thoughts
can not be hidden? Having clear visibility would give us more
of a choice as how to relate to others. Honesty and truthfulness
will breed love and harmonious relationships and a feeling
of oneness. Relationships between people or groups will begin
to harmonize to the degree where we truly understand that
hurting another is the same as hurting yourself. We can begin
to become one in a very real sense.
Discarding her past In the inbetween time Where it is murky
and gray though golden hues hint of the magic she has acquired.
She recreates herself From once a beautiful
butterfly Comes a soul deepening Growing a new kind of wings
Wings with wisdom and vision
The Change of Life is a physical transformation.
It is a time for self-reflection, but most importantly the
pause of menses. It is known that blood holds deep wisdom.
From the primordial ooze to the glories of everlasting life
she carries her wisdom within. Her gaze towards even more
enlightenment holds promise that she will create a new life
free from the past, full of the essence of Goddess—unconditional
love and service to others. She is a powerful metaphor for
all kinds of changes-our world is in constant transformation.
When we can accept change as being something powerful and
life enhancing we open to the metamorphosis process more easily.
"Happy Mudra" Creating inner peace
by using the wisdom of the ancient Yogis can be utilized by
all human souls. Mudras are yoga movements involving the arms
and hands and are so powerful they can transform your life.
This particular mudra releases stress to achieve the desired
inner peace. Children have the ability to be an active participant
in creating their own healthy, peaceful lives. As a “starchild”
it is especially important to have a practice that aligns
ones soul with the concept of peace.
"I create art because there is a powerful
inner calling that directs me—a deep desire and intention
to share my profound gifts with others. Creating art is magical,
and provides a healing force which benefits me as well as
my viewer. When I am in that transformative space I am reminded
that there is much more to this life than just the outer things.
The reality is that it is the inner imagination that creates
the outer world. Through this expression I offer others a
chance to “see” a different perspective of life.
I am often guided by listening and watching the wonder of
nature. I use animal and plant wisdom to give voice to certain
ideas or themes. For example, “bear” in many ancient
cultures symbolizes “going within.” I explore
the “dark” side of life, and question why we choose
to experience dark moments. What I have discovered is that
the dark is an important aspect to human beings. It helps
us to see more clearly the “light” and to be in
gratefulness for what we do have. The more we recognize the
light, the closer we get to remembering who we really are,
Divine Spirit! "Painting the Goddess or “The Divine
Feminine” has been my celebration of the ongoing rhythm
of life. The Divine Feminine represents the giver of life.
She is the tree of life, she is the seed, she is the creative
force—that which represents the birth-death-rebirth
process of life. She stands for the oneness of all humankind!"
Suzanne Cheryl Gardner is calling up feminine
energy. “The image of the “feminine/Goddess”
is key to the transformation of our culture. As we begin to
physically see new symbols of female power we are spiritually
reminded of the importance of a life balanced with both masculine
and feminine energy.” Through symbolism, color,
and subject matter my images reveal a world that has been
secreted away for too long. As an artist my calling is to
reclaim the truth for the feminine aspect of human nature.
My path is to create a new and unique art form in partnership
with nature. I am co-creating art as a form of expressing
vibratory healing energy. When my painting is viewed it touches
the viewer on an unconscious level, triggering cellular memory—possibly
the memory of a time and place where society lived in balance
and in peace—activating the desire within the viewer
to reexperience their own balance and inner peace. The viewer
is empowered to follow their own dreams, find their true vocation
in life, and live their own truth. Creating images for commercial
ventures and illustration pieces for projects is part of her
goal towards encouraging others to remember the feminine.
She also creates “Empowerment Paintings” on commission,
embodying images and symbols to inspire and empower individuals,
couples, families or groups. You may purchase PRINTS, one-time
rights to DIGITAL Images, or Note Cards on her website at
or email her at email@example.com
Suzanne Cheryl Gardner
5989 Cliffside Rd.
Kingston, WA 98346 360-638-1721