People are attracted to art for many reasons. Art makes us see life differently, feel, notice and it affects the space or room that it occupies.
If you are seeking out Intentional Art; that of which hold sacred meaning and spiritual inspiration, there is no better place to look than within the galleries of Sedona, Arizona.
Artist’s in Sedona come from a number of backgrounds, and there are a large number that have a soul purpose of connecting with spirit and the sacred. Transferring that connection into their work is what they do best. The art could be a sculpture, painting, piece of jewelry; or it could even be made of sacred materials.
Within the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona, are the Honshin Fine Art Galleries. The Ascending Spirit Gallery and The Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance are both representations of all things sacred. Nicholas Kirsten Honshin’s art and poetry are a reflection of his experience with ancient Eastern spiritual practices and the philosophies of: Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism and ancient Mesoamerican cultures.
Honshin says his work is a mythic amalgamation of ancient healing practices and the present trends in spirituality, science and nature - resulting in a true fusion of East and West. Using painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry and poetry as tools, Honshin’s intention is to communicate the unity of consciousness and life of all things in the universe. The message is from a pure heart – reflected in the grace and humble honor of his painter’s name bestowed by his father, Daiensa Kuden Boseki Dojin, a renowned artist and ordained Buddhist Monk.
For more spiritual and/or intentional art, step over to the Goldenstein Gallery, outside of Tlaquepaque, at 150 SR 179. There, you will find artist and former ordained Tibetan Buddhist nun, Sherab Khandro. Khandro’s images are traditional Buddhist and a combination of images representing transformation, nature and that which reminds us of our own natural beauty are woven together to create sacred works.
Khandro states that her work is often interactive, and her sculptures are an invitation to engage. In addition to sculpture, Khandro uses the detailed technique of pointillism in her paintings; a neo-impressionist style in which tiny dots of color create rich and vibrant imagery. With each stroke of the brush comes a prayer of compassion. With each dot, an offering of a prayer to the end of suffering in the world.
Discover these artists and more within the natural surroundings and mountains of Sedona, Arizona.