Animal Medicine Readings

Join artist Michelle Antonisse inside the installation space of artist in residence iris yirei hu for a personal Animal Medicine Card reading. These readings resemble those of Tarot, but use the symbolism of animals within myriad Native American mythologies. Enforced by the physical space we will occupy, this practice aims to reflect processes of teaching, learning, and maintaining a connectivity to the natural world while existing within a social one. Like many medicines, the process of reading these cards is one of healing and not necessarily comfort. You may expect the cards to reflect patterns and spiritual identities, but not necessarily to predict outcomes or to to provide traditional advice. Instead, the two card spread that will be used is intended to ground the participant, to help them listen to the father and mother within, and to reconcile the actions of exterior identities with an interior self. Please come 10-15 minutes early to prepare for the experience with a short reading and worksheet.

Readings will involve interpretations and excerpts from writings by Jamie Sans and David Carson; Animal Medicine Cards are illustrated by Angela C. Werneke.

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Michelle Antonisse is a practicing artist whose work deals with narratives of ecology and human relationships to the natural world. Also a teaching artist with MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art), Angels Gate Cultural Center and the Norton Simon Museum, Michelle considers her role as a teacher and healer to be an integral part of her practice, and is excited to introduce a new community to this form of grounded divnation. Follow on Insta: @shitshellymakes and @shitshellysees