A private interview with

AMBERPHLAME

SOME PEOPLE SAY YOU PLAY THE CARD OF MYSTERY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO THAT?

First I could care less, what "some people say".. but if staying in my integrity, with who I am, means I am and remain a mystery, then so be it. Does it matter?

SO WHAT DO YOU DO EXACTLY, WHO ARE YOU?

I am many things and nothing.
Ah! you are going to say I play the card of mystery (laughs).
If I had to define myself, and hence start using labels, which to me are dépassés, as I fully am integrated in so many ways that it is in fact difficult even for me to start throwing labels at you. But the first one that comes to mind, is Mother. I am a mother, and very proud of it. Others?
Muse, altModel, Creatrix, Healer, Intuitive Energy Practitioner, Manifesting Facilitator. I also hold a Masters in psychology, a BA in nutrition, a license in bodywork and integration of mind/body/spirit (I like to add soul, let's not forget that part). I am a Reiki Master, fully trained and licensed as an LMP and sport's medicine, craniosacral and myofascial pratitioner. And worked as a trainer as well as a yoga and pilates instructor. Anything else? yes I am most certainly forgetting some other labels that might make me even less of a mystery!
I also, see people's energy and get information that some people might call "out of the ordinary"..

SO WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR ART, DO YOU SELL?

First let's define "my art".
I am art.
Do I sell myself is that what you are asking?
No I didn't think so, yet..
Each piece I create come forth through an emotion, deep within the sea of my passion that is my life. Une sensibilité touchée, un moment trouvé ou perdu.
How could I sell these?
I create for me, to let go of a sensibilité encountered or triggered at a moment in time and space while residing in this body of mine.
It is Power.
Each piece is a piece of me
in its deepest most profound encounter.
These pieces are more open than the person sitting with you right now having tea answering these questions.
They speak of me freely and fully with my deepest sensible core of emotions released and embedded into my work.
It vibrates with such power, intensity, emotions and high energy.
How do you put a price on that?
But more importantly why would I want or care putting a price on that?

YET I HAVE SEEN AND KNOWN OF YOUR WORK IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, I'VE ALSO BEEN TOLD YOU DO CONSULTATION, WOULD YOU CARE TO ELABORATE?

Yes, that is correct. I will come in as an art consultant, it goes from design of.. anything really, to gathering oeuvres as a curator if you will, for a private collector.
I often give out my own pieces to people along the way that have become friends and with whom I share a special connection.
On occasion, at the detour of a new encounter, I will work as a commissioned artist on a project that speaks to me.

YOU SEEM TO MOVE IN MANY DIFFERENT CIRCLES, LIKE A CHAMELEON..

ahaahh!
A chameleon, I think that is the first time someone refers to me as that!
I move in different circles as others define circles, for me there are no circles, no spheres below or above others. I just remain who I am wherever I go and I Connect with whomever I am present with where ever I am in each moments.
That is presence, not chameleon.

YOU SEEM ELUSIVE AND DIFFICULT TO PIN DOWN, FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCE, IT WAS DIFFICULT TO BE IN THE SAME COUNTRY AS YOU FOR THIS INTERVIEW!

Was that a question? (laughs)
Well, I currently live between 3 countries and 2 continents so granted aligning to being within that motion can be a challenge. But I certainly am quite easy to reach and be with, once you know how to.
There are years when I am mostly located in the Pacific Northwest of the USA and will just be in a creative productive phase, spending hours in my atelier or taking workshops, I feel that you can never stop learning, ingurgitating new information. Pablo Picasso said it well "I am always doing that which I can not do, so that I may learn how do it". We are not finite, learning is a life process to discover oneself along the way..

 

June 2016, Aix en Provence.

This is an excerpt of an afternoon interview conducted June 2016 in Aix en Provence, France.

 

©2006 BY AMBERPHLAME.