I (Jenwah) lived in Sausalito when the first silk dyes came over from France 30 years ago.
Purchasing the primary colors, and an 8 page booklet, I left for Argentina to make
a Film on the “Misa Criolla.” Living in the mountains of Cordoba in an old Stone Villa,
I painted in the ‘winter garden’ every day on an old silk parachute from Buenos Aires.
My first Studio / Gallery was on the ocean in Paia, Maui with lots of gorgeous Pareos and Wall Pieces flowing steadily. Returning to the Mainland for the
New Millenium, I received a Master’s Degree with Matthew Fox/Naropa West
Writing my Thesis on the Consummate Artist* in each one of us, and creating a
Community Ritual with Martin Brennan on
“The Caravan of the Beloved.” (Rumi)
My Precious Sister, Rosemary began reprinting these original silks ten years ago.
We researched, then borrowed the money from our other wonderful Mediating sister Martha, our “snotty nose” FUN brother Jerry, and Rosemary’s daughter,
TV Anchor ‘wonder woman’ Nicole, and dove, in purchasing a State-of-the-Art Printer. Some of the men in this new industry chuckled- knowing the challenges we faced and thinking we wouldn’t last-
yet they weren’t aware of the Fire and Tenacity of our “Lineage” or our most
Capable, Patient, and Dedicated Electrical Engineer "Whiz", Bill Wolf.
You would be amazed to see the 100 “binders” Bill and Rosemary have assembled on every detail of our process, and the thousands of images in various configurations on our hard drives. Rosemary sewed our first few hundred pieces on our Mama’s old “Bernina.”
Her Home in Southern California became our headquarters and to this
day, no one will ever comprehend the Gift she has given to bring our Family Together
and make this endeavor of sisters a Success that would bring such JOY to our Loved Ones.
These Silks Grace many Temples, Homes, Churches, Retreat Centers and Other Celebration Spaces in San Francisco, Los, Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ashland, Oregon and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and all over the world, creating Sanctuaries for wonderful Community Gatherings of Prayer, Yoga, Music, Dancing, Laughter and LIFE!
Hans Christian and I named these Offerings, Portals into Spirit,
and “The maaar.velous Theatre of Freedom” (Hafiz,) Consecrated to
The Great Ones Championing our Freedom and Full Creative Expression.
Wisdom University invited us to be their Resident Artists at the
Cathedral in France for their first Seven Year Chartres Mystery School.
Today, I am producing my “Emergence” (Transformational Entertainment) piece,
Which was always meant to be the Silk Carrier.
Jenwah and Rosemary