• IT’S NOT WHAT YOU LOOK AT THAT MATTERS, IT’S WHAT YOU SEE.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau

MY ART IS INSPIRED BY NATURE, BY THE PHYSICAL WORLD AND THE WORLD OF SPIRIT.

It is my way of recording my inner journey and

embodies my search for a new myth,

a metaphor that pierces the illusion of separation

by honoring and illuminating both the visible

and invisible realms.

Healing the split between our inner and outer worlds,

our bodies and souls,

we heal both our selves and our planet.

We are all individuals, yet we are all connected.

When one of us take a journey, it effects us all.

I continue to explore a spiritual practice that includes shamanic journeys and meditations.
I see these as “Night Travels” as they delve into the Darkness, which I see as being the Mystery where we all meet in Spirit.

My most current work represents the four worlds, Upper, Middle, Lower and Dream.
I portray the Upper World in blacks and whites, the Middle in browns and gold, the Lower in volcanic reds and greens and the Dream  in blues.

As Shaman travel to “other” realms for healing purposes and for soul retrieval, it requires tools and at times, altered states.
It may also be necessary for assistance from Allies or “Other” which is represented by the “Elementals” which at times depict the transformation of shape shifting.

Vessels are to contain and keep sacred the harvest from such travels.
Spirit Ships, as well as Magic Carpets, are modes of travel for the Shaman as She quests with Spirit within the depths of these worlds.

Evidence of ceremony and ritual can be experienced by the placement of some of the objects.

Crafted in the moment while fully present, each piece is a unique single piece. You will find not another.

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Elementals

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Vessels

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Masks

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Spirit Ships

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Medicine Bundles

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Talisman

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Council

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Vortex

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Shields

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Magic Carpets

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Shaman Tools

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Prayer Flags

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Altars

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Portals

Totems

Amulets

Goddess Forms

Mythic Journey

GATHERINGS…

An opportunity to come together to learn, laugh and share in good spirit and in community.

Currently, I am offering three different levels of Felt Working and

introducing the first class in a new series  called “Spirit Journey”.

All gatherings will be held at my studio in Bowdoin.

To learn more please click through to the series that interests you.

Thank you for your interest in joining this wonderful community.

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Spirit of Home

Frequently people as me, how do you make your home a sanctuary? How do you live with spirit?

For me, it is crafting a space that honors my soul. I believe that our home speaks about the way we view the world, a reflection of our hopes and aspirations, as well as our deepest insecurities and fears. Returning home to a place of healing & protecting, celebrating with gratitude and growing to meet our dreams.

Our home environment is something we ‘dream up’, consciously or otherwise. Our home like our dreams say a great deal about the state of our inner selves.

If you are interested in creating a sacred space within your home, be it a room, a corner of a room, or more, and would find it of value  to have a guide to support your journey, I would be honored to provide that service. Please contact me through the contact page.

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Living in Sacred Space

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If you have an audience or venue that might be appropriate for my work, I would be happy to have a conversation with you regarding an installation, show, talk and/or demonstration. Please feel free to contact me through the contact form on this website. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for stopping by.

If you have discovered something that you would like to acquire, please contact me through this form using INQUIRY in the subject line.

We occasionally have open studio days or show at various events throughout the state.

If you would like to get on a mailing list for those events, please use EVENTS in the subject line and we will add you to our list.

If my work resonates with you and you are interested in arranging for a commission piece, installation or another type of project, use PROJECT in the subject line.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Susan

WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS…

              Susan Mills Studio

              736 Millay Road

             Bowdoin, Maine

             United States

             susan@susanmillsstudio.com

             207-666-3029

We would love to hear from you.

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