(orders for ‘Peace on Earth’ gift cards, and prints of ‘Winter Blossoms,’ 2013 photo without text found by visiting the links. Profits from all sales of prints and products between October 29-December 29, 2013 will go towards the development of the ‘Open Doors’ project.)
Hard to believe its been a year since first offering the work-in-progress of ‘Open Doors’ at Audible Observatory last November in San Francisco, as part of the Annual Anthropology Conference.
Last Saturday, I was on a panel about Bay Area Sacred Sites important to the Ohlone and other local California tribes. I had the opportunity to pass out information and talk about ‘Bridge Walkers’ and the development of ‘Open Doors’ over the last year.
This week, I will present a draft proposal to expand ‘Open Doors’ as part of a larger community cultural revitalization effort, adding to the activities of many members of the Ohlone community.
‘Open Doors’ goes beyond sacred sites to look at the impact of post-colonial trauma and through an interactive installation, invite a broader dialogue.
‘Open Doors’ is part of the trilogy of films that I began in 2006 with ‘Witness the Healing.’
Over the last year, I’ve also been invited to give workshops on creativity: Transforming with Art connection to Land and Ancestors. Its been an interesting new branch of activities for Flor de Miel Media.
I have continued to work with commercial clients creating creative content for television, the web and in person presentations. ‘Sweet Blessings’ Creative Content and Consulting has offered an opportunity to combine my experience and training as a graduate of the University of Southern California Entrepreneur Program, and completing a refresher at the Renaissance Business Center in San Francisco in 2007.