Be moved and draw to you all your heart's desire.
This realization was very profound for me. It moved me out of a dance studio and into nature. I have always had a deep connection with the natual world and the elements, especially water. I was born at the foot of the Canadian Rockies in Calgary, AB. So much of my life has been enjoyed spending family time at Lake Minnewaka and in the hot springs of Banff, at the cottage in Kawartha Lakes or hiking the Niagara Escarpment near Niagara Falls, ON In 2018, I was called to return home after many years of living and learning in Ontario. This journey eventually moved me to the most western point in Canada all the way to Tofino, British Columbia. The Pacific Ocean and the epic landscapes of this place, ingnited the wild in me. It ultimately inspired the creation of my first interdisciplinary work, WAVE. Since then, I have continued to experience an intense need and desire to connect with, immerse myself in and listen to the calls of the wild.
Jorneying of all kinds has become an integral part of my art making process. It is as essential as movement and the natural world. I move myself far and wide when I immerse myself in the Okanagan in British Columbia every summer and beyond or when I often go to Florida near the Gulf of Mexico to visit my family.
My soul journeys are recorded daily in my written reflections. My artistic practice, is indeed my way of living and being in this world. It is my integrated way of sharing, expressing and communicating all of the beauty and wonder I experience in the places and spaces I call home.
It is an embodied practice.
Mary Jo Mullins
Your Journey to a work of art starts here with me.
My artistic practice has a lot of moving parts. The core premise of my work is movement, which comes from my lifelong love of dance. After years of formal education and training in dance, followed by a very rewarding and successful career of performing, choreographing and presenting dance, my soul began to yearn for something more. Perhaps something more challenging and complex, more integrated, layered, more personal and meaningful for me.
Mary Jo Mullins is an award winning Canadian dance artist and a photographer. Her expertise in the arts is grounded in the forms of contemporary dance. A self-taught photographer, she is also an avid practitioner of Conscious Bodies Methodology by Dreamwalker Dance. This sensory awakening artistic practice has become the heart of all her creations, inspiring empowering embodiment and consciously connecting inner and outer worlds.
Mary Jo is a western girl at heart, having come into this life near the Candian Rockies in Calgary, Alberta. Now living near Pelee Island in Ontario, she immerses herself in The Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. The landscape of her life continues to make significant imprints on her being, like tattoos in her psyche and memories from the heart.
Deeply and intimately connected with nature and the elements, Mary Jo has been creating works of art that embody various aspects of the sacred feminine for over two decades.