Present Spiritual Toys
Mindfulness, meditation, authenticity, inter-being, shamanic visioning, questing
I the present moment I observe I am fascinated by names and have multiple names because I don't like to be boxed in, and give the multifaceted nature of my state of being, it helps to organize activity and communities I have interfaced with.
Sky Hawk - the name gifted to me in vision by my brother, and with this, a commitment to carry on the mantel of being a healer/kahuna/shaman that tends the planet - the one that soars, the one that laughs, the one that quests joy.
Ginger Freedom - the umbrella for my writing, blogging, and journaling activity
Misa Miele Mandigo Kelly - my adopted name given to me by my life mates family - and with this, the blessing of the Celts. The dancer, the poet, the singer/songwriter, the philosopher, the sage, the warrior, the wounded healer, the advocate, the empath, the intuitive.
Dylan and Friends which has now become Dylan Michael Anthony Wahinialoha Pu'u - the visual artist, the masculine aspect of my Mahu awareness, the two flames inside that dance as one, the spunky one full of piss and vinegar, the core that stayed hidden in the bomb shelter of the warcamp of childhood taking notes. A period of Art Brut with works on paper, painting, installation on into vibrancy and wellness in sculpture, clay, illustrations, costumes, props.
ONCE UPON A TIME
I once was a dance maker that breathed in and out of multiple mediums as a means of growing my soul and giving expression to what I've contracted to be/do/become in my present incarnation.
For the bulk of my playfreshional career I've shared my work with the world at large in the context of fostering community with the integrity of the process being much more important to me than the end product with truth, excellence, and catharsis/change as central textures in my hub of creative play.
For 15 years I was the director of SonneBlauma Danscz Theatre and as SonneBlauma, the path was tough as a groundbreaker, cultural shaman, and visionary. The accomplishments were poetic, happy even, and much of this journey is archived in the book So I Graduated with a Dance Degree. Now What?
In 2012 this expression morphed into ArtBark International, a collaborative and co-creative community that has adventured on the West Coast, the East Coast, and abroad in Europe with effort dedicated to shifting the paradigm in how the arts organize and creating a way to co-create and collaborate to spite living in different cities and different countries.
My heart and core is that of a visual artist with the first body of work manifest under the auspices of Dylan & Friends with a career highlight being installing myself, and my art, in the Lourve - guerrilla style. This layer of work I would categorize as "outsider art" and it was brut in texture. An archive website from this period can be found HERE as Art Adventuring from a Thriver Perspective.
As an author, my first layer of writing has been under the umbrella of Ginger Freedom, in that what I first wrote about, well, I wanted to create as much separation from me and the subject matter as possible, and adopting a pen name seemed wisest. There is a kids book and two memoir projects under the authors belt along with publications in other arenas such as that of PTSD/trauma and ombudsmanship.
I blog on a sundry of topics and use the process for book generation HERE.
I blog about dance on facebook HERE.
As a songwriter and music maker my present emphasis has been on improvisation with tracks freely uploaded to soundcloud HERE.
My artist resume can be accessed HERE
As a healer and shaman, I use the name given to me by my brother, in spirit, Sky Hawk. This name was given to me in the act of being a transition tender from one world to the next.