WINTER ROSS | CEREMONIAL VISIONS
Winter Ross works in the medium of Imagination. She is convinced that the creative mind has the power to heal both individuals and the world.
Winter holds a fine arts / illustration degree from Rhode Island School of Design, and has exhibited nationally. She was an MFA candidate in printmaking when her fabric work, a medium chosen by many feminist artists, began to receive recognition. A long career as a graphic designer included Rocky Mountain PBS.
Winter’s short stories, essays, and articles have been published in various art, environmental and literary journals, including Pilgrimage: Story, Place, Spirit, Witness and EarthFirst! Journal.
4 Warnings: Shamanic Journeys, a chapbook of visionary prose is her first book. She was awarded first place in Short Story 2015 by the National Federation of Press Women.
As an emergency medic, she volunteered for over a decade at environmental protests and activist trainings all around the country. Her experience with the trauma she encountered led her to the study of alternative mental health which she addresses through the modality of Shamanic counseling. The influence of Shamanic practice can be seen in both her art and writing.