I am a multidisciplinary artist, intuitive, educator and medicine woman. Born in Dresden, Germany, I have lived in Germany, Italy, France, UK and USA, currently living and working in Germany. My first commission was from Illy Art Collection (Italy) in 1993. A Graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design London UK, I have extensive job experiences for international clients. My textile work has been exhibited worldwide. I was a lecturer on fashion, textiles and trends at universities in Berlin for several years. My art includes labour intensive handmade textile surfaces, collages, paintings, drawings, small sculptures, wearable art. With Fiber&Heart® I offer handmade creations, workshops and co-curate retreats since 2015. I love sharing in community and teach about handmade crafts, art & creativity, herbalism and ecology. Since 2018, I also work as a freelance guide with the Nature Education Program of Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz, Saxony Germany, carrying out educational tours with children and teenagers. 

 

I consider myself a student on the spiral of life. Mother Nature is my first teacher... Interested in the interplay of art, metaphysics and ecology, I devote time and attention on expanding my awareness and my artistic repertoire. I have completed an international certified Permaculture Design Course,  and I am a Certified Dream Teacher Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming. I have studied with Karin Tegeler, Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, Natura Naturans, Sandra Ingerman, Deb Soule, Starhawk, Lena and José Luis Stevens, The Women School, Cacao Mama, Nicole Hemmer. I am grateful to Iris Lican, who helps me remember and activate my capacity for wild medicine wisdom and ritual.

 

 

Green face, soft heart

Traveller on the bridge

Between past and future

Blinded by light

I can see in the dark

Retracing my steps

In circular movements

I am searching for

Particles of my soul

In all four directions

Connecting the dots

Between stars and earth

Stones speak to me

Of ancient patience

I am weaving dreams

With children and birds,

I am weaving dreams

With plants and bees,

I am here to remember my dreams

I am here to dance with you

And share our dreams...

 background image: Birth of Venus,1992, Gouache, private collection. ©Simi Ninati