Sara Deutsch, Eugene, OR Member Since December 2011 Artist Statement I am a multi-media artist, Creative Arts Therapist and educator who explores "cyberalchemy"---the computer as a tool for transformation. My journey led me into many worlds. I trekked alone in the Himalayas, and lived in virgin jungles of Hawaiian Islands, eating only fruit and wild vegetables. I draw from study in Psychobiology and East/West Psychology, years in a contemplative order, 26 years of private practice and teaching, and multimedia explorations. My art portfolio at http://www.artwanted.com/Saraphael has over 1000 paintings. Each painting is a blind date with the INFINITE UNKNOWN! I never know what will happen, but listen to synchronicity, to the mood and color of the moment. Some paintings begin with my eyes closed, the mouse in my "wrong" hand. When I open my eyes, I often see forms, images to bring forth. I also create inspiring memory art and interactive personal mandalas by layering transparent images, angels, mythic heroes, symbols, flowers, animals and art onto personal photos.