ABOUT THE GODDESSARTS MAG
Dear art friends and art lovers, I am Lena Snow, the founder of the Goddessarts Magazine. With this magazine we want to give artists from all over the world the possibility to show their art and for people to get to know you and your story. Everyone is welcome: self-taught, beginners, emerging, mid-career, establised, young, old.
This platform is run by artists for artists, and we understand ourselves as a community that embraces art and wants to connect with artists all over the world and bring them together.
We know that the art world can be difficult and exploitative. For this reason we would like to establish warm, honest, appreciative and long-term contacts. Our goal is also to continuously develop Goddessarts Mag and to offer a blog section where you can openly talk about your art journey, hardships and success or your experiences.
This magazine wants to focus on colorful, cheerful, energetic, powerful and empowering art. With your accounts and your art we aim to encourage people, give them support and make them feel welcome, respected and valued. We hope that you discover a new favorite artist, submit your own work or learn something new that can empower you on your creative journey.
We belive that art forms your character and has the power to make us more sensitive, more open-minded and more attentive. Because we feel that it is the responsibility of everyone to contribute something to the world, no matter how small, we are also inviting humanitarian and environmental organizations to inform the community about their work and projects. We also learned that giving back is a priority for us and we are passionate about donating to good causes in support of our society.
WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED SO FAR
The Goddessarts Magazine has featured incredible, powerful, and most inspiring artists from all over the world and our creative community is continuously growing.
Artists have contributed immensely by telling their unique, honest, and empowering stories, thereby giving other artists insights, inspiration, and the feeling of empowerment. Another beautiful effect we could notice is that many artists started to discover fellow artists, followed them, and kept supporting them, sometimes even started a collaboration.
We have received many kind, warm and appreciative messages and we have had many wonderful conversations, either via e-mail, chat or even voice message. We learned that several artists got interviews by other magazines or blogs because they were discovered on our page, and we got the feedback that through our community creatives got new ideas or inspirations for other projects. This amazing snowball effect has been going on and will continue thanks to your contribution.
With every issue and that means with every submission, we have been able to support humanitarian organizations. With our first issue we supported the female rights organization Terres des Femmes, with our second issue we could help Plant for the Planet to realize re-forestation projects and with our third issue we decided to contribute a share to Handicats, an institution specialized in helping and taking care of disabled, injured, and violated cats.
Also, we decided to donate all proceeds of issue IV to a trustworthy orphanage in Freiburg, Germany (Kinderheim Freiburg) who takes care of orphaned children of the Ukraine. For a long time now, we have been cooperating with "Art to Healing", that supports women suffering from trauma due to physical and psychological abuse and trauma from sex trafficking. Please also read their article in our magazine and feel free to get involved in their valuable projects.
Following the recent events in Iran, the Goddessarts Magazine will be giving the proceeds of issue 6 and 7 to the NGO Center for Human Rights in Iran. You can support them additionally by reading about their work, by following them on social media @centerforhumanrights, and by donating.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
I am an interdisciplinary artist based in Germany, and I started to create art when I was a teenager. The fact that I had to endure a tough childhood definitely affected and shaped my art. Yet it was equally the process of emancipation and self-reliance that contributed to an elevation of my creativity. I have often felt disconnected and alone, but somehow Nature, and especially my creative Nature, was always there to comfort me and help me to carve out ways of surviving.
Producing several series over the years, I also earned a Master’s degree at the University of Mannheim to become a teacher. My works are strongly influenced by the ideas and philosophy of the American Transcendentalist Movement - a spiritual and literary movement occurring in the middle of the 19th century demanding people to become self-empowered and self-reliant. Also, the thought that intuition, creativity, and imagination were more important than logic and rationality is something I could entirely identify myself with. Especially Margaret Fuller, another important personality that enriched this movement and is considered an early feminist had an impact on my works. She pointed out that the feminine, sensitive, and emotional side is genius and contributes to a set of very subtle and precise observation skills. Therefore, the topics of spiritual enlightenment, connectivity, and female identity are always present in my art.
Because I have always felt a strong connection to Nature, my special focus is to raise our awareness for the environment. I use different materials, like everyday objects or plastic, and implement them into my artworks. Every artwork is connected to me and nature and expresses transcendental energy.
My appreciation and practical use of mixed materials started at quite an early age and is owed to the circumstance that I had to work with objects that were available to me and make a creative composition of them. This was the inception of my plastic series, approximately twelve years ago, when I began to include plastic foil into my artworks.
Due to some stressful years I had almost given up on art. However, in March 2020 when the Corona Crisis struck the world, I could focus more on myself and started to paint again. Since then I have devoted my life to art and I have been working with a lot of effort on my projects.
So far, I have had several international exhibitions as in Zurich, Milan, Atlanta or London. I was nominated by the Global Art Awards in Shanghai, and published in several magazines, as the Artist Talk Magazine, the CREATIV Magazine or The Working Artist Magazine. I have been featured on several cover stories, as on the Moevir Magazine in Paris or the LGBTQ Make Sense Magazine in New York. In 2020 I have been published in the Artist Circle Book “Art is life”, Vol. III, in Dallas, Texas and I have been chosen for the Contemporary Artbook of Excellence (CAE) to be one of the most investable artists. I am also a member of the Women and Their Work association in Austin, Texas and I am involved in humanitarian projects.
In 2021 I was awarded with the Art Olympic Prize in Rome and with the ATIM top 60 masters of contemporary art in New York.