Greetings friends! and welcome to the Pavonine Foundation's website where you can view some of the many works of visionary artist Laara B. Rhine and various activities around the theme of transformational art. The impulse for the Pavonine Foundation for transformational art is in fulfilment of a promise that Laara B. Rhine made within herself at an early age. To this end, her life has been dedicated.
Like the mystical Phoenix, the Pavonine bird with its radiant iridescent colors is the revered mythical quetzal bird of the Mayan and other ancient cultures. Just as the Phoenix, it symbolizes transformation and new beginnings; the emergence of the new from the old and outworn.
For the past four decades, Laara held seminars and workshops on her multi-faceted theme 'Artistic Experience as a Healing Force©', in various countries around Europe. She has successfully worked with more than 1000 participants during these years, facilitating specialised needs of artists, companies, educational, and clinical situations. The writing of the book-in-making 'Far Above and Beyond High' is one of her main occupations at this time; it will be released in 2015.
Laara’s appointment as the Dutch Ambassador to the World Wide Peace Marker Project in 2010 brought a new dimension to the theme of healing through art.
She resides in a picturesque town in the Netherlands, from where she paints, writes and shares creative expression that can enhance people’s lives, be it through painting, writing or inventive problem solving.
History of the foundation:
The Spark-o-Lite foundation (1984 - 1995) was the impulse for what has since developed into the Pavonine Foundation for Transformational Art. The Pavonine bird became the carrier of the initial Spark-o-Lite to carry the impulse forward towards the creation of a new platform; a new impulse for inspiration and respect toward our unique planet and all that lives upon it.
The actual formation of the Pavonine Foundation took place in early 2012 when a group of trusted friends joined with Laara to help carry and give structure to this initiative. It soon became clear that this group was pivotal to help lift the work to the next level. The initial spark of the Spark-o-Lite became the impulse for the "Great Bird" to carry the work forward.
Purpose of the Foundation:
The Pavonine Foundation for Transformational Art serves as a carrier for a transformational artistic initiative as well as being a platform for inspiration and respect toward our unique planet and all that is upon it. It is Laara’s legacy, born out of her challenging, yet “wonder–filled” life. With the help of the board members of the Pavonine Foundation, Timothy Driessen, Dick Kleijne, Elsie Franken, Hans-Otto Schulz and Laara B. Rhine, the paintings and other works will find their appropriate destination where they can be of greatest benefit to others.