Folade (fo-lah-day) is my birth name, and is Yoruba for "crowned,"
My work is centered in spirituality, nature, and energy frequency. As a Reiki practitioner, and with further intent to create work that resonates as healing, I infuse Reiki into each creation.
Several years ago, with a growing affinity to the circle, I noticed my own constant awareness of and growing research about its appearances. This research included symbolism and sacred elements such as mandalas, labyrinths, sacred geometry, dendrochronology (the study of tree rings), ancient Sun symbolism and crop circles.
Although my visual art is self-taught, my Master of Fine Arts in Writing, from The School of the Art Institute Chicago, provided me with studio experience in fiber, book binding, paper making and paper arts.
I am mother of two children with vast light and unrelenting curiosity. Grateful!
My circular work began with the Spintuitive Series, which is an exploration through metaphysics with the ubiquitous circle as life force and environment for the canvas. The Spintuitives meditate on the circle as sacred, as it appears throughout nature and life. This body of work pays homage to cosmic intelligence; remarkably, mother Earth and the omniverse birth a vast inventory of the circle- the seed and propulsion of life.
Following my first labyrinth walk, my affinity for labyrinths was affirmed and I am on a grateful path of walking, drawing, painting, and building them.
Attuned in Reiki, I infuse all of my work with that force. Having a background in Ayurveda, crystal therapy, and holistic healing, my mission rests in the power of visual and multisensory healing.