... the Artist Myriam Parth aka 'myripa'
From an early age and for a long time, life did not make much sense and it did not feel safe to BE here. Seeing that the world was too big for me to comprehend the only valid option was to understand myself and go treasure-hunting all my scattered parts and pieces.
My thirst for knowledge led me off the beaten path and towards psychology, shamanism, yoga and theosophy. Especiall the latter keeps filling in the gaps in the tapestry of knowledge, confirms inklings and solidifies intuition and brings together science and spirituality. I found more precious pieces in the study of trauma, especially in regards to complex post-traumatic stress disorders (CPTSD). With every new understanding of my programming, patterns, and beliefs I gain self-confidence, self-compassion and appreciation for the incarnated soul and awe for this life. Also, I picked up some helpful labels to stick myself with: HSP, Scanner, Introvert are shoes that easily fit, with all the strengths and limitations.
I am very creative, especially and not limited to visual art, and I absolutely love boosting others in the manifestation of their dreams with pracitcal help in terms of design, logo, social media strategies and products.
My professional education and skillset includes graphic and communication design, media and digital illustration, comic creation and webdesign, branching out into energy work, with a strong focus on mindset and beliefsystems, adding a BSc in Agricultural Sciences and Permaculture Design Courses to give credit to my love for nature and understanding human - nature interdependency.
Wanna know some random and transcient tidbits about me?
I am vegetarian since 1996 and vegan-ish since 2003.
I eat fruit salad for breakfast, and while I love the smell of coffee I'd rather drink tea - organic and fair, of course.
Hugging trees is definitely preferrable to parties!
I am so happy with my slow juicer and mooncup - the latter I already have for about 15 years and counting!
I like one on ones and suck at small talk - although I think the weather is a valid and potentially deep topic, especially these times.
When it comes to fiction books I prefer female authors.
I don't wear makup up, love gypsy earrings and love supporting local and small companies when I can.
"We all begin as a bundle of bones lost somewhere in a desert,
a dismantled skeleton that lies under the sand.
It is our work to recover the parts.
It is a painstaking process best done
when the shadows are just right, for it takes much looking."
C. Pinkola Estes
... the ART
myripa's work stems from a soul that is highly sensitive to the human miasma and yet aware of the spirit beyond it. Since learning the meaning of this phrase she finds it apt to label her art 'trauma sensitive', aimed to soothe the aching human heart.
Her art is often playful, at times boldly colorful and always with a healthy touch of childlike innocence. Band-aided or externalised hearts and stitched-up scars show the emotional bruises all humans collect on this human journey. Big eyes offer windows to the soul and filigree details combine with exaggarated ones, giving charm to weirdness and gently reminding the viewers of our bright soul beyond.
Her faunal art complements this motley crew by delivering the same message from another angle:
Realistic portraits of animals in minimalistic ballpoint optic. Myripa thus highlights our kinship with all non-human earthlings. Ferals are pure with an innocent soul - free of subterfudge, malice, straightforward and authentic. The animal is merely a different manifestation of the same spirit that animates human mammals - after all, anima means soul.
If you want to read a bit on that note click here.
"There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in." - Rumi