Los Angeles, Monterey and Big Sur, CA, United States
About Sulfiati Magnuson
Getting to the core has been a driving force in my life. As an artist and psychotherapist, I search for inner beauty in a face, body, in the fractal patterns of a life, or performance. As a psychotherapist, I witness gold reveal itself in my office. As a photographer, I'm drawn to capture humanity revealed at births and deaths, tragedies and triumphs, and times of cultural transformation. I attended landmark events in the Sixties: the Elysian Park Love-In (LA’s first Love-in), the Monterey International Pop Festival, and the Big Sur Festival of 1968. I lived in an intentional community in the ‘70s, and participated in home births and deaths in the ‘80’s. As a grief counselor and a believer in the power of art to heal even the deepest wounds, I photographed the self-healing memorials of Columbine and NY's 9/11. My photos are the "quilts" I would leave behind had I grown up on the American prairie. My arms are full of images, and I offer them to you.