Visions for Change
An Interview with Martina Hoffmann

April 20, 2018

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Martina Hoffmann speaks with Joanna about: the renaissance of visionary art and the growth of global consciousness; her early mystical and visionary experiences; sensing the Earth energy and the Spirit; her journey of incarnation; Nature as a sanctuary; living close to megalithic alignments; Awen and the sacred deer mythology; receiving inspiration through meditative movement; the challenge of painting ecstatic experiences; organic structures of consciousness as potential allies for change; opening our hearts to the Light that is always here; growing up with the beautiful Earth Mother energy and the African women; the blossoming of a new crearive phase; painting a visionary tarot.

Martina Hoffmann works as a painter and sculptress and remains a central figure in contemporary Visionary Art. She studied art education with Professor Kiefer (father of Anselm Kiefer) and sculpting with Professor Spelmann at the Johannn Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. During this time she also met the Fantastic Realist Robert Venosa, and greatly inspired by his work, began her work as a painter. During their 30 year relationship they closely worked together, taught workshops worldwide and shared studios, both in the US as well as in Europe. Her Visionary Realism is decidedly feminine and places the ‘Universal Woman’ in a an intimate cosmos. She transcribes her ecstatic experiences but also her subtle reflections on the nature of women in a realistic style which marries the fantastic to the sacred.
“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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