TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
I met +++++++++ 6 years ago when I was her yoga student, and immediately recognized her as a fellow traveler and deeply committed seeker. I’ve been her student and like- minded colleague for 6 years on this adventure called - your art is your life. I’ve found +++++++'s yoga classes to be of the same high caliber as those I experienced while I was living on an ashram on and off for 20 years; and her performances also have the same surprisingly mature and wise trajectory which I associate with knowing how to both know and live the real truths of life and art.
For example, having seen her performances and videos, I have witnessed that +++++++ understands that art is not just about shape, colors, size, form, texture, materials, sand, clay, wood, stone - but about the process of self healing and self understanding. When this process is shared, it allows for a communal experience of group catharsis. +++++++ continues to take workshops and classes in order to expand her techniques and hone her skills as a performer who incorporates her spiritual training to inform her artistic practice.
Let me digress and end with a story. One winter day ++++++ and her husband invited me to their home for a Christmas party. I walked into a room which vibrated with the same energy of a meditator’s cave, a yogi’s ashram, a performance artist’s endurance, a performer’s performance. The room was transformed by hanging lights, greenery, handmade decorations, the smells of home cooking wafting in from the kitchen, and the frequency of wonder coming from their two homeschooled children. The experience was one which spoke to a deep understanding that our art is our life and our life is a work of art. +++++++ has exhibited her expertise in her daily life, her spiritual life, and her art life. You will be so lucky to have her on your team.
LINDA MARY MONTANO