GIPAHO's ruling planet is Jupiter, and her assigned element is Fire!
Born & raised on a Dairy Farm in Berlin/Germany- living & working in Honolulu as a Healthcare Prof in the Medical Coding, CTR field, since 2008. A current licensed LMT/MMT… Her twin self, she calls the creative side in her, the implemented gifts influencing her passion to build with her hands Artwork, different materials like Clay, Glass, Metal, Fabrics, and Fiber. GIPAHO is influenced by our vivid colors of Mother Nature’s shapes, forms, creatures’ variety & beauty- fascinated by perfectly uniqueness… those moments she captures with her camera, her so-called 3rd eye, first, before converting /expressing in her Multi-Media Artwork. Photography is another field she has been inspired by since the 70-ties, starting with B/W images.
Since 2015 GIPAHO has been very inspired to dig her hands into clay, work the wheel, or form sculptures supported by her Higher Self influence. The variety firing process takes place in electric, gas kiln, Pit firing, or Raku.
“If we can re-learn (like when we were kids) walking through our Live journey here on Mother Earth with joy, with open eyes, loving-kindness, awareness; being able to listen to our inner voice/intuition, we will detect talents, God-given implemented gifts and USE IT" GIPAHO believes.
GIPAHO was accepted by Jurors into the following exhibitions:
Hawaii Handweavers' Hui & The Glass Fusion Collective: Surrounded by Water, August 2 - 19, 2023
Juror Stacie Robinson, DOWNTOWN ART CENTER Honolulu
HMVC GALLERY NEW YORK- "REBEL-REBEL", 11/2022
"PARADISE PINK", 02/2023- SUMMER FEELS 07/2023
Jurors Heini Mika & Vincent Chang
Hawaii Craftsmen Biennial juried art exhibition
Fiber Hawaii 2022: "In of or About Fiber” -June 8, 2022
Juror Amos Kotomori- DAC HONOLULU
OLELO ART Interview with Producer Lisa Coen 2022
54 BEAUTIFUL GLASS PIECES BY 17 GLASS ARTISTS
ON THE WALL- January 17, 2022, HPU GALLERY
Contemporary Photography Hawai'i 2022 "EGOMIND"
Juror Katherine Love
Hawaii Handweavers Hui
"Inspirations " 2021 Biennial Juried Exhibition
Juror Mark Mitsuda
CEDAR STREET GALLERIES - 2021-ongoing
THE ARTS AT MARKS GARAGE- 2021-ongoing
Kahaluʻu Gallery & Gardens Hawaii- presenting GIPAHO's Artwork 2019-ongoing
I experienced when I was young to better carry my TRUE SELF inside, not sharing with other human beings my feelings; often being misunderstood, and not meeting their criteria of LIFE Standards, Guidelines, and Rules.
I loved, being on my own, surrounded by Mother Nature created pure beauty, smell, forms, shapes, and living creatures. Reading and becoming interested in Hawaiian Mythology much later, I learned to be aware we have connections with something larger than ourselves, supporting us.
I discovered early, when young, that my 3rd eye through the camera, is a true companion to express my Higher Self without saying a word. Some people are gifted to see things, like our forest/-tree spirits, when dancing & following their joyful Soul sounds without judgment, limitations-freely. So, I try to do the same. Naturally, when working with different materials like clay, metal, fabrics, and mixed media, I often discover images in those materials with a smile; when my Soul was imprinting, sharing a scenery, like in the Raku fired piece “Dancing Spirits”, I share with you here at the HMVC exhibit. I enjoy Raku firing. It originated in Japan, a process, where you fire your hand-built sculptures, vessels placed in a drum at a low temperature and rapidly cooled. It is a short firing compared to the kiln firing which can take place over 11 hours. I admire and welcome every of my Kiln, Raku or Pit fired pieces when surviving the fire flames, - presenting their glazes/color and form in their most beautiful dresses/surfaces. Working in art, with any kind of material, is healing your Body and soul - I really believe, keep creating.