Jennifer has a background as an art educator, meditation instructor, and artist. Mediation has been a passion of hers for many years and has become a valuable source of inspiration. She practices and teaches the ancient form of Kriya meditation as written about in Autobiography of a Yogi. She has had the opportunity to be in the Presence of a great Yogi of the Himalayas, who has further helped to deepen her awareness and experience with this ancient technique. As a world traveler, Jennifer’s experience in India helped her to progress in the art of meditation as practitioner and teacher. She loves working with various media including painting, pastels, charcoal, 3D installations and mixed media and has woven these different experiences into a wonderful journey for people to experience; both through her art as well as in her instruction.
My educational philosophy is based on the knowledge of the interconnectedness of humanity and nature. As a teacher I take great responsibility that I am directly influencing and inspiring students’ lives. By helping them to explore their beliefs and recognizing the importance of their decisions they currently make for their future experiences, they develop more tools to enrich their lives. As a teacher my motivation is to encourage students to critically think and create. Harnessing understanding of the visual language which directly influences the lives of humanity.
Visual language and its symbology strongly effects our society and informs us with visual stimuli. This being the case we have the right to understand the effects this language has upon us. Art Education is the area that this can be most fully realized. The more that students are able to understand what lies within them effects the world around them, the more our society can truly thrive in a positive way. Jennifer Mason
About her Art:
She received a BFA in Art and Art Education at the Metropolitan State University. Her art work is a visual diary of meditation, epilepsy, quantum physics and brain functions. Her original works are the visual recordings of painted images of ideas and experiences she has while in different states of consciousness. She contemplates Einstein’s theories of dark matter’s potential for manifestation, Black Holes and Quantum Physics alongside the Himalayan Sciences of Meditation.
Through this research she has come to recognize these sciences as being one and the same. Therefore, it has become important to her to visually record my experiences of meditation because she peers into the unseen existence that resides in between space/time and recognize it for its unifying truth. Further, she has had the opportunity of relating these ideas and experiences with epilepsy where she falls into the unknown vacuum of an unconscious black hole during an epileptic seizure. In an effort to bridge these states of consciousness, she has come to find a central unifying factor, the center of the brain where consciousness resides. The Western term for this center is the Third Ventricle and the Eastern Yogic sciences refer to this center as the Third Eye or “Cave of Brahma”, which is similar to a cosmic black-hole. Through the process of a spiritual dialogue with the Self, she creates a bridge between these states of consciousness then express and record this process through an artistic dialogue.
Poem from Jennifer’s Art Journal:
Relating and BEING
That what we seek to create
Be in the Now
Experience the Now and Now you will have access to Infinity
Expand Your Awareness In-to Yourself and Expand Your Consciousness
We are All Beings of the Infinite One Implosion that is recognized as a finite Explosion