by Suzanne Northcott
Hollyhock 2013, The Maker and the Muse with Suzanne Northcott, September 22 – 27, 2013.
“Transformation is a Real Outcome”
This is a place I want to spend time, to teach and to learn. Hollyhock has been on my radar for 30 years as a magical possibility for creative outcomes. Now, with my understanding of the way the whole being contributes to creative work, the call is even clearer. So, come with me at last and we will work and explore, eat beautifully, let the spectacular setting nourish our spirits and walk into “what wants to happen”.
We will come from both sides of the story and the brain – laying out fundamental skills you can count on and illuminating ways to to connect with your inspiration and imagination. We will find our way to the middle – the place where the idea becomes manifest, where what you see or imagine turns to your own work, the evidence of your exploration.
Suzanne Northcott is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, video, painting, drawing and fashion. She is interested in the shifting place where one thing becomes another, studying dreams and meditation and themes of transformation, decay, metamorphosis and migration. Suzanne’s work is held in numerous collections including the Surrey Art Gallery’s public collection. She is a sought after lecturer, painting, drawing and creative process instructor. White Album, a book of her paintings and Rishma Dunlop’s poetry was published in 2009. Suzanne leads groups on cultural excursions combining painting, journaling and yoga instruction and conducts workshops throughout Canada and the U.S. as well as Mexico, Italy, Spain and Morocco. suzannenorthcott.ca
More info about The Maker & The Muse at Hollyhock on Cortes Island here.