BREATHE – SIGN AT The joshua tree retreat center / Institute of mentalphysics

As the world was watching the world set upside down due to the COVID 19 virus, I began some drawings to process different concepts I have about the situation. I did this concept drawing I titled “~breathe~”, as an intention to “visualize healthy clear vibrant heart/breath center, respiratory passages and deep slow nasal breathing.”

Special thanks to Terry Lynn Taylor of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center for having the vision of it becoming the replacement of the old illegible sun worn Institute of Mental Physics sign. Also would like to thank Juan Thorp for making the board, frame and install happen.

(for those who cannot)

New sign at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (formerly Institute of Mentalphysics)
View from Highway 62 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (formerly Institute of Mentalphysics)
Art concept
Old Institute of Mentalphysics sign at The Joshua Tree Retreat Center

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~ b r e a t h e ~

(for those who cannot)

Social isolation is not a difficult process for introverts and those of who live in the desert, the threat of the covid19 / coronavirus has inspired me to create this Procreate drawing and visualize healthy clear vibrant heart/breath center, respiratory passages and deep slow nasal breathing.

Cover Art for Luna Arcana – Issue 3


Look what the desert wind blew in? Issue 3 has jumped up onto the surface of this orb we call Earth after many months gestating underground. Find her all over the high desert and beyond. And if you’d like to subscribe and receive two issues a year, click here.

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Cover art: Martín Mancha

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Illustration for Luna Arcana Issue 2 – Walking

This illustration was created to accompany this poetry:

Walking the Land
by Penelope Sitter

Spirits walk this land. Here where native feet
fell before, where ancient lives passed, now we walk.
Now we in thanks take hold where we long to know
who held and were held here.

Dreams inhabit here. We dream life shared once
for all. We dream with those who long before
dreamed here. Day by well-lived day as we build
we know their spirits strong here.

Light shines searing bright here. As thick clouds drop
desert rain to bless and bring the life of spring,
we know and we praise rain that wets and
light that blazes here.

Spirits walk this land. We honor them and all
they loved: the sparse creosote, the gold-gray sands,
this rocky life. With coyote, snake, hare and hawk,
we now stalk here.