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Tate Eknaian

My name is Tate and I believe in Art Alchemy - the idea of blending visuals, symbology, and intuition together to create something meaningful. I am eternally inspired by the 1970s, Tarot, Astrology, the elements, and human emotionality.

How did you start making art that empowers people?

Art has been my emotional outlet for as long as I can remember. As I got older and experienced the distress of mental health disorders, my shadow self wanted to come through drawing even more, and that's when I discovered how truly magic it can be to capture these emotions. When I draw what I'm feeling, it's not an answer to my problems, but a release that gives me the insight I need in order to process, tend to, and gently move on from my inner shadows. In doing this, I realized that I'm not alone. The more I draw what I feel, the more I connect with people who can identify with the art. If I can make something that effects another human in a powerful way, then sign me up. It's truly the best feeling in the world to be able to make art for others.

What do you do to self-care?

I have a few different self-care routines. Listening to music is a big one. The music I connect with means the world to me, and it has the power to put me right back into my body. I also love to set aside time for ceremony and ritual practices. Whether it be under a full moon with a circle of women, or alone with my crystals and candles - ritual has given me some of the most potent breakthroughs and connections. On a lighter note, I find endless love in cooking big meals, taking long drives, being in water, and of course drawing.

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