Lahn received the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Otis College of Art and Design in California. While in school, she was the first recipient of the Fredrick Monhoff Design Award and a member of an elite design group, Brooklyn Seven. Upon graduation, she worked as a graphic designer until a life-changing experience led her to graduate studies in theology and philosophy of religion. Subsequently, Lahn worked as a bilingual minister, teacher, translator, and editor while engaging in graphic art as a freelancer.
Continuing on the quest for new learning, Lahn began to explore the mind-body healing, which led to the study of fascinating, powerful human mind. She eventually became a certified clinical hypnotherapist. The unanticipated benefit of exploring the subconscious mind has been an opening of renewed creativity for Lahn and the result is her deeply personal recent artwork. Lahn’s diverse cultural and professional background has informed and enriched her creative endeavors and affirms her belief in interconnection and interdependence of all things in life.
My art is inspired by what I see in the natural world with its expressive qualities and how it evokes varied emotional responses. I am also fascinated by an individual’s inner world: its complex thought processes as well as rich, dynamic layers of feelings, and how they are manifested outwardly.
Creative process is a form of meditation that allows me to approach each piece with intuition and discovery. My artwork evokes lyrical, contemplative, and at times intense feelings expressing externally what is experienced internally. By incorporating natural materials into my paintings, the pieces are very tactile resulting in compelling physical presence.
For me, visual art is one of the most powerful, efficacious means to experience, express, and ultimately embrace all of human experiences. And from that acceptance and openness, authentic connection and communication occur with people and the world around me. I view the creative work in the same way as myself… growing and evolving.
To See More From Lahn Jules: The Healing Art of Lahn Jung JuLes
To watch directly on youtube: Lahn Jules