Vanessa Santos is a disabled Indigenous Interdisplinary Artist, Disabled Justice Worker, Bio-dynamic Farmer, Auto-Immune Herbalist, Healing Arts Practitioner, Mentor and Eco-Arts Educator. She has stage 4 neurological Lyme disease, Mold poisoning, heavy-metal poisoning, multiple chemical sensitivity, and symptoms of early MS. She recently survived a severe car accident that totaled her car and replaced it w/ a truck that currently requires some repair. Vanessa is aiming to obtain land within the next 2 mos in or around Carson, New Mexico and such land will also include safe-housing. This is a housing proposal and a land call crafted for Vanessa and family, as they are raising the imperative funds necessary for the building of a solid foundation in order to begin their Indigenous Community Land Project. The ᗩᑎᑕIᗴᑎT ᑭOᑕKᗴT ᒪᗩᑎᗪ ᑭᖇOᒍᗴᑕT will serve as an experimental arts/ healing space for disabled Artists/ Interdisciplinary Artists and Biodynamic Farming acreage to provide a working platform for Agricultural Food Justice programs as a place for Interdisplinary Art Residencies and Healing Retreats/ Workshops.
Vanessa/ Ancient Pocket draws from her experiences in rural Iowa for her Food/ Ag Justice plan of action, having worked with small farming operations for many years as a Farm to Table and Food Justice Agriculatural facilatator/ educator and including but not limited to her training in Biodynamic Agricultural Justice programming. Ancient Pocket will incorporate into the Interdisciplinary Residencies to be created all they have learned as an Artist Curator of @seraphim_dream and as an Eco-Arts Teacher for over 12+ years to all ages children and adults alike. Please read on for further detail and boost, share and contribute if you can! Thanks:
The following will state her current situation and ways to help. Also pertinent information on the land Ancient Pocket is seeking and the $175,000 distribution in funds she is hoping to raise is explained, following the photos of Ancient Pocket leading classrooms and various events Vanessa/ Ancient Pocket has been involved in and helped to create.
She/ They are in need of assistance to secure safe housing after living in a mold-contaminated household that exacerbated her condition and impacted the health of her autoimmune sensitive children. As an artist, healer and teacher in her current projects under “Ancient Pocket”, “Terra Heaven Eco-Arts” and Artist Curated Project-collaborator in “Seraphim Dream” she’s currently working towards obtaining a 2.5 acreage or more parcel of land located in or around Carson, NM on Tiwa land that will have ready to move-in safe housing on the lot for herself and their 3 kids. They are seeking to raise $175,000 to purchase such a property. In turn, this piece of land and housing will become the established future site of Ancient Pocket’s Land Project which will be:
• An Indigenous run Interdisciplinary Artist & Writing Residency Program.
• A multi-functional Bio-Dynamic Farm.
• Terra Heaven Eco-Arts All Ages experimental ecology and art workshop.
• Bio-dynamic Bee Sanctuary/ Beekeeping Farm.
• Medicinal Herb Holistic Farm.
• Ethical Organic Farm space for animals.
• Deva & Fairy Foundation.
• Healing Arts Retreat and Meditation Grounds.
• An Earth Technologies Healing Facility developed for Autoimmune Sensitive Folks and the QTBipoc community.
Also a place where Artists and Healers can exchange their wisdom and knowledge is much needed as our future vision of Intergalacticpowered collaborations and vision making grows. Vanessa hopes this land will be a springboard for many Artist/ Healer visitors to teach at/ lead and hold safe-space congruently.
The acreage can be further divided into plots for more outbuildings and/ or yurts to accommodate Artists seeking land or Eco-Archology building projects. The Ancient Pocket Land Project will provide a physical ground for Eco-Arts and Agricultural Food Justice. Here futuristic Earth Practices will mutually benefit the land, Interdisciplinary Artists/ Writers, children, bees (as she is currently in bee venom therapy treatment wanting to buildbee houses as service), plants and animals in an Eco-restorative manner. Providing clear practices in Eco-arts and art eco-archology (ie. Earthships and experimental cement/ earth based architecture). Consciously constructing and maintaining new webs.
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Here are some more visuals of Ancient Pocket’s life and work:
Vanessa Santos biography below:
Vanessa Santos/ Ancient Pocket is a multidimensional Indigenous Disabled artist, weaver of new healing realities, wise teacher and healing arts channel. Under the project Ancient Pocket, they communicate new visions of sacred earth, downloaded-direct from GAIA.
By opening portals, Santos invites us into the strange, the uplifting -- the literal realm of Angels and wild aliens on our side. As an Indigenous, Disabled artist, Vanessa Santos is an art and nature educator/ Keeper of Earth-based and Indigenous teachings, Usui Reiki Master, Tonantzín Priestess, Grandmother’s Way herbalist, illustrator, painter, videographer, textiles maker and ceramicist. She/ they has been working with Biodynamic methods/ training programs since 2009.
Their background in Micro-Farming was established while living in Portland, Oregon during the year 2004 where she maintained a bio-intensive, holistic garden till 2010 where she then transported her practice to rural Iowa. Upon settling in Algona, Iowa she additionally became a local Native Plant and Plant Illustration/ Plein Air Watercolor Teacher at the local Nature Center. She also maintained two self eco-restored properties of land that were extremely productive sites as Bio-Intensive Bio-Dynamic Micro-Eco farms for nearly 8 years.
The $175,000 needed to launch Ancient Pockets land project is of utter importance due to the precairty of the moment since Ancient Pocket must allocate housing land within the next 2 months. This will be an extension of the knowledge and resources they continue to expand using many experimental Healing Earth Technologies for the human vessel to regain health/ vitality.
Ancient Pocket’s vein of specialty is in using Earth based techniques and incorporating Bio-Dynamic and Perma-culture practices for the land and people as one being itself. Thru personal healing she has learned to help guide others. Vanessa works diligently in a constant effort as a care-taker to maintain Indigenous methods of land and partnership and a primary focus/ priority safe spaces to be made for the QTBipoc Community.
As an Eco-Arts teacher Ancient Pocket/ Vanessa has been teaching the intertwined origins of Art/ Nature as an integral relationship since 2009/8. Familiarizing youth and adults alike with the many relative and experimental aspects of Art and Ecology. Encouraging Artists and children to explore their imagination employing Avant-Garde projects, rituals and objects that serve purpose. Ancient Pocket’s Land Project will be reworking the land so that it comes into livelihood, balance and restoration.
This land and housing will likewise provide sanctuary for herself as a Disabled Artist/ Mother, lend a means of survival to their 3 auto-immune compromised children and help to serve all Artists seeking refuge and healing.
Thus, Ancient Pocket Land project will be an opportunity for Interdisplinary Artists and community to learn, grow, heal and engage incorporating the skills of Ancient Pocket has gained as an Art Curator for Seraphim Dream and Eco-Art Eductor (for nearly 12+ years). Each participant in the future projects of Ancient Pocket will hopefully walk away with further resilience, resolve, healing and an interpersonalized method of experimental development to nourish their practice, community webs, mind and bodies in a lasting way.
Vanessa’s special knowledge stems from an Autoimmune Healing Perspective, which extends to her methods as a Bio-Dnamic Farmer, Biodynamic Bee Keeper, Healing Arts Practitioner and as an Autoimmune Specialized Herbalist/ Disabled Artist.
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