Those of you who know me well will be aware that “Doubting Thomas” has been my alter ego. For quite some time! He was my clown persona when I travelled with Patch Adams, and will feature in a childrens book series and animation in the near future.However today I take great great joy in informing you that Doubting Thomas has met Enduring Faith! I had a creative strategy session with Alexis Cohen today and was able to draw in so much more around my own full creative self expression. I have been dancing it in for many years but its full expression has eluded me till now.
What do I mean by that?
It has been happening in a piecemeal fashion, beginning with using the body painted Monarch, who danced to “You are the wind beneath my wings” in 2002 to close a keynote in Auckland. I still get phone calls from people who were there that day!
And it has grown with other forms being created, like the aboriginal dancer who performed to ” I am Australian”.
My old coach Sally Anderson said to me “Pat, how would it be if you took on that you are a 21st Century Shaman who is here to raise the consciousness of the planet?“
Then my PR lady said “So Pat really you are like a spiritual midwife delivering people out of the darkness”.
Other people can so be a gift to us, by giving us the language to give voice to that which we cant quite grasp on our own sometimes!
So today I add Visionary Artist to my descriptors!
My art has always been informed by my encounters with humanity and for a long time I asked myself :-
” Am I a speaker who paints, or am I an artist who speaks?”
I even made a lecturn to depict that!
There is no answer that question for I am both.
and to own that “I am the message”
I can’t and won’t go another year not shining my full light!My invitation is for you to join me on the journey
and step into your own light