Deborah Koff-Chapin was the Interpretive Artist at New Story Summit: Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future, at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland in 2014. This was our first experience of Touch Drawing at an event. The Foundation and the participants loved the powerful, non-verbal dimension it brought to the proceedings.
We were all inspired by both watching Deborah at work - a wonderful example of intuition, creativity, skill, speed and grace - as well as viewing her drawings throughout the week as a record of, and insight into, what was happening on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The sheer beauty of what came through Deborah onto the page was deeply moving and added to the spirit and atmosphere of the event. We would definitely invite Deborah back.”
—Yvonne Cuneo, Findhorn Foundation Co-focaliser, New Story Summit
Deborah Koff-Chapin brings a rare artistic gift to several international conferences we have organized. Her masterful Touch Drawing artwork creates a plethora of brilliant images that bring to light the deeper meanings and archetypal rhythms swirling throughout the conference as it unfolds. Our conference participants have been consistently amazed and inspired by the insights and beauty expressed in her work. We highly recommend Deborah's work as a unique, artistic contribution to any conference.” —William Keepin, PhD and Rev. Cynthia Brix, Dawn of Interspirituality Conference Organizers 2013 & 2018, Satyana Institute
Deborah Koff-Chapin is an art shaman. She sits quietly behind the scenes at many powerful events, interpreting through her fingertips, the energy around her as well as the words of the speakers. From the Dalai Lama, to Marianne Williamson, to Mayan ceremonies, she makes the invisible, visible.” —Alana Lea, Rainforest ECO Founder
The above photo is the display of drawings Deborah created during the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City. Deborah was playing her crystal bowls and singing as participants viewed the drawings.
I am deeply moved by the energies you shared at the Dawn of Interspirituality Conference this past week. Your soul art amplified energies shared by the speakers and deepened our shared space. Our contemplative stroll through the drawings, bringing me face to face with what you channeled and expressed was a profound moment for me. Your singing bowl chant opened holy space. I am in awe, and I am so grateful for all that you bring through. Your warm and welcoming presence was a delight from the very first moments of my experience this week.” —Rabbi Ted Falcon, Dawn of Interspirituality presenter
Having been in conferences and classes where Deborah has drawn, I can testify that it truly adds to the spirit and atmosphere of the event. I've always valued her work and the pictures that come out of it when I'm hosting a program; I find that her images add new insights to whatever has been transpiring. The nice thing is that when she's working, she's tucked away unobtrusively, just tuning in and allowing the energy of the event to flow through her fingers into the pictures. She's there if needed to be seen but invisible if not.” —David Spangler, Lorian Association, presenter at the Gaianeering Conference
Thank you so much for sharing Deborah Koff-Chapin’s images from the conference. They are so incredible and reflect so beautifully the energy of love, awakening and transfor-mation happening as a result of your amazing vision. I will send these around the world and ask others to do the same.” —Connie Funk, Dawn of Interspirituality Conference participant
It was so inspiring to witness you during the plenary, rendering impressions that I couldn't see but could feel as you moved your hands on the paper. Thank you for adding embodied image making to this glorious Parliament. “ —Jillian Froebe, Participant, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City
Wow, what an amazing achievement! Your online presentation is so wonderfully integrated and yet flowing, and when seen in one place your drawings are just stunning. I’m so happy to have this site to share. Thank you for all that you’ve done! What a huge piece of work. I send my gratitude and deep appreciation!” —Alan Zulch, Director Kalliopeia Foundation and New Story Summit participant
Thank you so much for this beautiful, inspiring, magnificent feast. I can really feel the different flavors and colors of the talks. Thanks so much for your work and vision!” —Drew Dellinger PhD, Planetize the Movement and New Story Summit presenter
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