MataḥArt ~ Art with a Heart
"The art of living the ancient Vedas in today's society"
My mother gave birth to me on a Sunday at 17:45 under the blink of a half moon.
My parents baptised me with my name Brigitte, and shortly after I was given a number with which my government labels me.
My skin colour is light, freckled, my hair brownish, some days more wavy than others. My eyes are clear white with a gemstone that changes with my inner light from green, to blue, to grey … they are described as magical as I often make spells of joy and love with them.
Since my early childhood I always felt different from other girls. I never liked playing with dolls, wearing make up, high heals or "hanging out" in the shopping mall.
Instead, I loved lying in the grass gazing at cloud figurines or observing insect behaviours. I loved chasing cows, making camps in the cornfields and going for secret outdoor toilet programs.
I didn't quite became a professional gymnastics because of my physical issues I faced. Instead, I became a qualified Pilates and Yoga instructor to rehabilitate myself and worked for professional dancers.
I had one public stage performance where I once danced on stage as a part of my school fashion show.
I completed my studies in basic Architecture, Interior Design. I never worked officially as one but designed furniture and one interior for friends, which eventually I passed on to a young graduate architect.
I designed and created hand painted artworks and turned them into postcards, they sold like popcorn in the movie theater but choose not to peruse the Graphic Design path as a career simply because the value of manual crafting skills has been lost in a world of digitalization.
Besides expressing myself in any creative way, whether through writing, creating artworks or challenging my body I was always secretly intrigued by the subject "spirituality" and worshiping "something" but I wasn’t the Christian devotee which my grandfather would have loved me to be. I tried to be a part of the Church choir but was expelled with the quotation: "wrong voice". The surreal bible story never answered my questions about life and honestly I found it rather a depressing religion instead of the uplifting Hindu philosophy that suits me better.
In Hinduism religion is a philosophy based on natural science which resonated much more with my being. The worshiping of the Sun; the Moon; our great planet, Mother Earth, Bhūmi Devi and her five elements: fire, water, earth, ether and wind; the stars, the many planets ... and the entire cosmos are a crucial part of this entire Hindu religion. When one looks into the deeper meaning behind the complex symbolism of this colourful religion, one understands the greater meaning of life.
Throughout the course of this first half of my live, I was blessed with many live experiences where I explored different cultures with countless people who influenced me, inspired me and made me look at things differently. All of these encounters have intensely shaped to the person I am today.