In the sands of Morocco I first confronted a seed of my soul left there from many lifetimes ago, awaiting just the right ripple of return to trigger its eruption.
When I returned to my then-home of New York with this magical process sprouting inside of me, I founded JAMILA productions.
From New York to New Mexico to Cape Cod, projects spanned an array of design, written and theatrical formats, growing and expanding with me.
Each creation of mine repeats the sacred act of re-membering which I experienced in the Moroccan desert, have felt since birth, and will continue to repeat so long as my heart beats on Earth. Artists are natural rememberers. We receive inspiration from and travel to places – real places, not just in our minds – where others do not have easy access. We don’t choose this path; it chooses us.
The name I was given on on this path is Jamila جميلة
It means beautiful
I walk with beauty before meNavajo Prayer
I walk with beauty behind me
I walk with beauty above me
I walk with beauty below me
I walk with beauty all around me
My words will be beautiful
Much of my material is found and recycled. I work with mixed media because its texture and multiple dimensions capture our layers of consciousness. It is through encountering, crossing, and remapping the boundaries and borders of existence that we make growth and expansion possible.
Cultivating beauty and balance, I hope to inspire, uplift and empower. Together we can remember when life on Earth was thriving and abundant. The more we remember, the more we can imagine, the more we can BE.
They sent me here to teach people how to love all things, how to cherish each salty tear, crimson stain, speck of mud and foggy sky. To see a six legged creature and know why.
I was sent here to pour glasses of peace and fill plates with knowledge, so we may toast prosperity and savor what we’ve learned thus far, digesting later what we didn’t understand… yet need.
I was sent here to nourish my heart with Earth and inspire others to do the same, if only because we will have a good time doing it.
I agreed to come here because like you, I wanted to feel again the LOVE of EARTH. It’s like no other.
About the logo – the Eye of Horus
Also known as the wedjat eye, it is used as a protective amulet throughout the Middle East. Its oldest known origin is from the Ancient Egyptians. It began as an eye of Horus, a falcon-headed deity associated with the sky and divine power. Horus’ right eye was the Sun (Masculine) and his left eye the Moon (Feminine). In a battle with his uncle Set, associated with the desert, storm and destruction, Horus lost one of eyes. (It is not clear which eye was torn out by Set, though this is an interesting question.) Thoth, associated with the moon, inventor of language, writing and keeper of the records of all things, reconstituted the eye and it became known as the “uninjured eye.” Horus then offered this eye to his dead father, Osiris, and its power was so strong that it brought him back to life. Read more »