Big Art Show Last June

Last fall with some kick ass women friends, we decided to start a collective. We wrote a manifesto, which you can read below. We want to pool our resources to promote and encourage each other and we also want to do projects together. Below you can read our manifesto:

W.I.T.C.H.

Women (and friends) Interdisciplinary and Transcendent Creative Heaven

 

The night of the full moon october 2016 in Paris, the artistic collective W.I.T.C.H. was born. The five founding memebers are Sunny Buick (tattoo artist, painter), Paola Hivelin (artist), Sophie Noël-Saton (musician, writer), LaBaronne O (photographer) and Lina Prokofieff (photographer), citizens of the world, warriors of the light, impossible dreamers. They turn naturally to the architype of the sorceress to baptize their new circle. Independent and powerful, often timid sometimes mocked, always with a halo of mystery, the witch is the master of her identity. Her image marks the place of women in society and of their combats of each era. Since the 1960’s she is a feminist icon, an ecologist, anti-capitalist, and the ideal symbol for the artists of W.I.T.C.H. feminine intitative (yet open to men) and community for a conscious awakening to the ecology is an urgent matter. The collective arises in a context of uniformity of thought, against mass culture empty of sense and oriented only for profit and distraction, a major ecological crisis, maintain a climate of fear of dispair and obscurantism.

Art is a vital necessity for these five women. They are in an insessant quest of their own selves, of meaning, of harmony and of the absolute. All emotions, actions, events constitutes the raw material of their creations. An ordeal becomes an initiation. An intention transforms into a magic formula. A repeated gesture evolves into ritual. A meeting changes into a celebration. Then begins the alchemic work: melanging a glitter powder, some mirroirs and some pigments, tattooing a story under the skin, using of ancestral symbols, producing music of celestial sounds, a symphony of words or taming light through photography. These are their tools of sublimation and the revelation of the invisible, the inexpressible. They give themselves over to a creation organic and spiritual through a mysterious process, between trance and relentless perfectionism, cultivating their paradoxes and welcoming in themselves the opposing forces of existance.

The collective is united by the desire to restore the essential link between art and sacred, the sacred and forces of nature. Their major objective is to establish a protected space for reflection, exchange and creation, a bubble undisturbed by any productive constraints, rich in singular propositions, fertil, powerful, far from stereotypes. The wish to develope automous networks and alternative diffusions, notably through a seasonal revue, Gang of Witches, which has for a mission to promote the collective’s philosophy, as well as artists, researchers and thinkers that are resonating with such.

This gang of “good witches” is situated at the frontier of the material and spiritual sphere, of the visible and invisible, conscious and un conscious, of humor and revolt, of resistance and resiliance. They voyage from one to the other, united and nyctalope, creating points of convergance, opening portals, bringing out the beauty of the world.

Please click to continue and see some photos from opening night:

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LANCEMENT et VERNISSAGES / Launch and Art Openings W.I.T.C.H.

GANG OF WITCHES Full moon party 9/6/2017 from Periscope on Vimeo.

⭐️ GANG OF WITCHES ⭐️
9 juin 19h a 23h
23 rue Basfroi 11eme Paris
LANCEMENT de l’Edition 2017: Objectif lune
Livre d’artistes en série limitée et numérotée

⭐️ VERNISSAGES ⭐️
• Paola Hivelin – Visions – Peinture & sculpture
• Lina Prokofieff – Possession – Photographie
• Sunny Buick – Poupées Foraines – Peinture
• LaBaronne O – Collaboration photographique

⭐️ PROGRAMME DE LA SOIREE ⭐️
Sophie Noël & Aude Halary Récital baroque 21h
House Of Drama Performance 22h
Deejays SOAP & Simone Bassline
Tattoo booth avec un flash créé pour l’événement

> CONTACT PRESSE
> Muriel Marasti
> +33 (0)6 17 36 26 08
> contact@mmartproject.com

Après le vernissage la galerie sera ouvert à 12h à 20h le 10 au 16 juin

W.I.T.C.H.

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W.I.T.C.H.

Women (and friends) Interdisciplinary and Transcendent Creative Heaven

 

The night of the full moon october 2016 in Paris, the artistic collective W.I.T.C.H. was born. The five founding memebers are Sunny Buick (tattoo artist, painter), Paola Hivelin (artist), Sophie Noël-Saton (musician, writer), LaBaronne O (photographer) and Lina Prokofieff (photographer), citizens of the world, warriors of the light, impossible dreamers. They turn naturally to the architype of the sorceress to baptize their new circle. Independent and powerful, often timid sometimes mocked, always with a halo of mystery, the witch is the master of her identity. Her image marks the place of women in society and of their combats of each era. Since the 1960’s she is a feminist icon, an ecologist, anti-capitalist, and the ideal symbol for the artists of W.I.T.C.H. feminine intitative (yet open to men) and community for a conscious awakening to the ecology is an urgent matter. The collective arises in a context of uniformity of thought, against mass culture empty of sense and oriented only for profit and distraction, a major ecological crisis, maintain a climate of fear of dispair and obscurantism.

Art is a vital necessity for these five women. They are in an insessant quest of their own selves, of meaning, of harmony and of the absolute. All emotions, actions, events constitutes the raw material of their creations. An ordeal becomes an initiation. An intention transforms into a magic formula. A repeated gesture evolves into ritual. A meeting changes into a celebration. Then begins the alchemic work: melanging a glitter powder, some mirroirs and some pigments, tattooing a story under the skin, using of ancestral symbols, producing music of celestial sounds, a symphony of words or taming light through photography. These are their tools of sublimation and the revelation of the invisible, the inexpressible. They give themselves over to a creation organic and spiritual through a mysterious process, between trance and relentless perfectionism, cultivating their paradoxes and welcoming in themselves the opposing forces of existance.

The collective is united by the desire to restore the essential link between art and sacred, the sacred and forces of nature. Their major objective is to establish a protected space for reflection, exchange and creation, a bubble undisturbed by any productive constraints, rich in singular propositions, fertil, powerful, far from stereotypes. The wish to develope automous networks and alternative diffusions, notably through a seasonal revue, Gang of Witches, which has for a mission to promote the collective’s philosophy, as well as artists, researchers and thinkers that are resonating with such.

This gang of “good witches” is situated at the frontier of the material and spiritual sphere, of the visible and invisible, conscious and un conscious, of humor and revolt, of resistance and resiliance. They voyage from one to the other, united and nyctalope, creating points of convergance, opening portals, bringing out the beauty of the world.

 

Online Gallery

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The folks at Hey! art magazine have created a new online gallery. I have the honor of being invited to the first show, featuring well known tattoo artists from all over the world. You can find my portfolio here.

Kunst Romantik

This July I had an art show in Stuttgart plus one week of tattooing. The weather was great and I wore shorts everyday. We had a bar b que in the country side and my husband came for the weekend! The opening was a lot of fun with lots of cool folks. The art show consisted of me and three other girlfriends of Melli’s. A great photographer, a vegan chef/illustration artist and another tattoo artist who draws on to-go paper coffee cups.

Here’s two tattoos I did early in the week:

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In front of an amazing gate at a church.

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A guy named Elvis:

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Melli was my host and I tattooed in her hair salon. The folks at Flaming Star were really great (as always)! You must visit this shop if you’re ever in Stuttgart.

More photos from this trip very soon!

Akiza Gallery

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Akiza Gallery located at 3 rue Tholozé near Montmartre

also found here.

A nice gothic/Industrial type gallery/shop run by a nice couple who are also artists.

I had some things on display for a show called Zombie Gateau!

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Le Rendez-Vous des Créatrices

Je vais avoir un stand ce weekend!

Venez c’est gratuit! Pensez aux cadeaux de nöel;)

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Le Rendez-Vous des Créatrices

Le 13 Octobre 2012

9h à 20h

GRATUIT

Palais des Congrès Paris Est Montreuil

128 rue de Paris

93100 Montreuil

metro: ligne 9 croix de chavaux ou robespierre

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 Le
Rendez-Vous des Créatrices a vu le jour en 2011, ce salon a pour
ambition de réunir des créateurs du Fait-Main dans un seul et même lieu
et faire découvrir de nouveaux talents; Créateurs de Bijoux,
d’Accessoires, de Modes, illustrateurs etc…

Le Rendez-Vous des Créatrices, se veut un rendez-vous amical,
familial et convivial; ce qui favorise de belles rencontres mais aussi
de moins belles…

Nous souhaitons proposer aux créateurs, des espaces d’exposition
appropriés et chaleureux, toujours en proposant des tarifs des plus
justes et des plus avantageux pour nos exposants.

De plus nous essayons au maximum de valoriser nos expo-ventes en vous
proposant des défilés, des ateliers, en fonction de nos possibilités.

 

Pour la 4 ème Edition

Le Rendez-Vous des Créatrice est en partenariat avec le Palais des
Congrès Paris Est Montreuil, qui accueille régulièrement le salon du
livre, le salon du mariage oriental, le grand vide grenier de Naf Naf;
et bien d’autres événements de grand envergure.

Le Palais des Congrès nous a fait confiance pour cette Edition, et
nous souhaitons profiter de la notoriété du lieu, ainsi que la qualité
des exposants pour faire de cet évènement une réussite et  une référence