This project was shot at Paula’s studio at the Casket Arts Building in NE Minneapolis. The project was shot in C-Log, using a Canon C100 cinema camera and recorded to a Atomos Ninja 2 in DNxHD format. The project was color corrected on DaVinci Resolve Studio 11. It was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, CS6.
Creating art was Paula Barkmeier’s true love as a child. As she grew older, she temporarily abandoned her art and went into medical studies. This eventually led her into alternative medicine. Soon before having children, she came back to her passion of art.
As a mother of two young boys, she has had the opportunity to witness and absorb their wild animal energies. Motherhood has helped her to reconnect with her deeper instinctual self… the self that all humans contain, but which often times has been suppressed in order to be the “good little girl or boy” that we are taught to be.
She sees this disconnect from our instinctual animal selves as ultimately leading to a disconnect from and destruction of Mother Earth and all her creatures. This stems from a belief that we humans are separate from nature.
In addition to being artist and mother, she is a practitioner of homeopathic medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. All of these practices inform one another in a rich and powerful way, keeping me awake to the subtleties and interconnections between all that exists.
Her art studio is at the Casket Arts Building in Northeast Minneapolis. As a healing practitioner, she work out of her home in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood (Minneapolis). She looks forward to sharing her work with many of you.