Kathryn June Amorastreya, also known as “Ka”, was born and raised in the high plains of West Texas, where the bleak landscape allowed her young imagination to run wild. She was always finding ways to creatively express herself from a young age. Her passion and purpose was ignited when she began studying healing arts, where she discovered the power of healing, and the beauty in helping people improve their quality of life. She worked as a massage therapist for ten years, and sought ways to incorporate this love for healing into her artistic expressions. She began working with natural elements, merging animal medicines and earthen treasures into ceremonial tools, costume and adornment. Picking up the brush and palette for the first time at the age of 22, Ka realized that she had a profound gift. As she taught herself to paint, she began to unveil powerful visions, creating her own unique world of beauty. Meanwhile, she developed her expressive talents in the performance arts, by studying and performing martial arts, Middle Eastern and fire dance. Ka then embarked on a monumental journey as she constructed her exquisite, white wings and feathered regalia, and took flight. She now resides in the Bay Area of California, where she continues painting, dancing, creating as much beauty in the world as possible. She has danced and offered her art at events and galleries internationally since 2002. Ka is also a founding director of the Visionary Arts Foundation, and her work has been featured in a number of publications, including US Elle magazine, Paris Vogue magazine, and The Rolling Stone online magazine.
Ka’s mission is to create and embody a loving reflection that gazes back into the heart of humanity, illuminating the beauty within the beholder. She hopes her art will remind us all of our innate ability to love and heal ourselves, each other, and our world, while inspiring us to create the beauty we wish to see, so that we may walk in Heaven while our feet still touch the Earth.
“The aim of my art is to bring more beauty into this world. When I experience beauty, I feel my heart open. When I have an open heart, I experience more love, peace, joy and healing in my life. At times, I feel bombarded by the fear and violence propagated by a conflicted humanity, and the only way to truly find my balance and power again is by generating more beauty through art. It is my mode of prayer, and my devotional response back to the perfect beauty of nature, the love songs of Great Spirit. My hope, is that when people view my work, they feel their heart soften, even if just a little, so that they may feel more at ease. I wish for my art to be a mirror, to reflect the viewer’s own Divinity and beauty. I believe we are all Divine and sovereign, and that we, collectively and individually, have the power to create the beauty we wish to see in the world. I hold great reverence for our collective potential to bridge Heaven and Earth through our love, imagination and creativity.”