Art is a doorway between worlds and a bridge of dreams. While some of my work has no apparent meaning, some does. In either case, I allow others to interpret my visions themselves – guided by what they see or need at any moment in time. Painting is my meditation – an escape, and a means to transcend what is in my forever-wandering, sub-conscious mind. My art is filled with love, light, time, powerful symbology and hidden meanings.
Look closely and you may find hidden faces, goblins, spirits, women and other forms – whatever your mind allows. Sometimes I don’t know what I am painting for often it is an intuitive process. I can sit with the canvas for hours to allow myself to discover what comes out. It’s a magical process that I lovingly surrender to with patience and persistence. I like to see what flows out of the paint unforced and spontaneous, allowing the work to paint itself.
My work is populated by recurring images and symbols – the most obvious is the serpent. My regular use of snakes has drawn many comments and questions. Some find it difficult to grasp the use of this perceived symbol of evil in works with core themes of light, love, and redemption. Since the Book of Genesis, the serpent has been maligned as the cause of the fall of humankind.
In my work, that fall from innocence is not into sin and degradation, but into rebirth and evolution, a transformation from darkness and ignorance into light and understanding. This rebirth is ongoing, in the evolution of the species and in the growth of the individual.
The snake’s constant shedding of its skin symbolizes that cycle of rebirth and awakening. The snake, in a genetic sense, may be a key to the emergence of homo sapiens from the primate family to become the unique animal we are now. The saying “snake in the grass” has profound meaning. There is a theory, that, as we descended from trees millennia ago, the ability to detect slight movement in the grass (Snake! Danger!), became a positive adaptation for survival.
A genetic predisposition to sharp vision and detection of movement was key to firing the evolution of our brain’s capacity from that of our simian ancestors to the wondrous organ we now possess. Thus, I have given myself the spirit name Serpentine Phoenix, in celebration of my rise from the ashes.
In the last five years I have studied with master painters in several countries and at the Vienna Visionary Art Academy. I also performance paint, working live on stage or beside DJs and bands as they perform. Most recently I painted live during opening ceremony at Shambhala Music Festival in Canada 2018, The Oregon Eclipse Gathering 2017, Emissions Festival, Still Dream Festival, Abundance Enchantment, and others. The music guides and inspires, as does the energy of the festival culture and community. It’s a great way to express my craft and share my story. Recently I have found motivational speaking complements art as an expression of my purpose.
I accept commissions – murals, portraits, pet portraits – and will create anything if you have a reference photo to work from. Allow me to make art personal for you in my style. I have done original works for celebrities like WWE Wrestler Mike (the Miz) Mizanan and Austin Winkler, lead singer of the band Hinder. Please, don’t be shy, contact me if interested. I love projects and new opportunities. Thank you for your support and appreciation of my work. Wishing you love, light, and magic. With LOVE, thank you! Wrenna Monet
Artist and Author
Look for Wrenna’s upcoming autobiography, Drinking Rainbows™ and when it’s released, she’ll take you through a journey into the light and dark side of her world. You’ll learn about her journey as an Alaskan beauty queen to the illusions of Tinsel Town and her rough ride at sea on a commercial squid boat as probably the only female deckhand at the time in a male dominated industry. Relive…
I drink rainbows for breakfast.™