Creating art is integral to what it is to be human – we use it to comprehend and reflect our inner and outer worlds, it is a vehicle to express our imagination, and a powerful language with which to communicate. Art is a way to both make the soul perceptible and to relate to the outer universe. Art can be a deep meditation and the process of creating it has its own unique medicine.
Art tells the story of the cultures that birth it, and allows us to weave a richer tapestry of life. Art as a form of activism can also engender political and social change by its power to make bold statements.
Medicine will showcase a diverse and eclectic selection of artwork, representing the visionary movement, indigenous art, surrealism, fantastic realism, abstract and modern contemporary painting, land art, sculpture and digital work. Art should also be a shared, participatory experience, and so there will also be art workshops such as weaving, natural plant dye, and sustainable fashion.