Jun 13, 2022
Today we'd like to introduce another great artist that's joined the collective, Megan Zane. Her work has been featured in several books, and she is an accomplished object-maker. Colorful and at times whimsical, Megan's interpretations of the Netjeru stand out like a mild, colorful spring in a landscape of intense weather and images from the heart of the desert.
The artistic practice can be taken to mean a lot of different things. How long one has been creating art, the process of creating art, or the achievements that have built your career in art? I will try to tackle these. I have been creating art for nearly all of my life. I have been published in books and magazines for my art, specifically for my spiritual art, as well as sell publish a few items. My artistic process and the effort I put into my creative endeavors is hard to describe because I have been living it for so long. I believe inspiration is one of the many methods the divine reaches out to us and one of the methods our minds can interpret that as. So for me, inspiration is where my process begins. From there an image, color palette, or subject haunts me until it finds its way out of my mind through art. This seems like a straight forward process and it is. And it is something every artist goes through, no one is deaf to inspiration. I chose to pursue spiritual art and that has been my aim in my career. My goal is to connect people to the gods and I think I continue to do that.
I am a Kemetic, specifically Kemetic Orthodox. I am a priest of Sekhmet and devotee to many Kemetic gods. What my practice and service looks like is multifaceted. I perform rituals for Sekhmet, perform rituals of personal piety, and support my spiritual community. My service to the gods also includes bringing them to the wider pagan communities through art and creative projects.
My spiritual art and my religious practice seem to always intersect. I use my abilities to explore my own personal understanding of the gods or any personal gnosis that comes about in my devotional life. I also use my artistic practice to bring the gods to the community through portraying other people's understanding of their deity. I also help provide free images of the gods to members of my community that can not afford statuary or larger pieces. Art is my passion and skill, service to the gods my calling. The art I do that is secular in nature is pretty evident. The subjects and focus are not oriented around religion or gods.