My name is Mike Kershnar and I believe life is to be lived. I believe we all have a gift to share with the world. That gift is our part in bringing more light into this world that often seems so engulfed in darkness. I try to live my life embodying my core values. These core values are based on purpose, passion, joy, gratitude, and a real relationship with the natural world, and its Creator. My artwork humbly seeks to be a signpost pointing the way towards the earth, to purpose, to vision, to healing, and to a more fully awakened state of being. My influences are indigenous art styles from around the world especially Northern Formline, Aboriginal dreamtime art, and the Huichol aesthetic. It is one of my goals to do an exhaustive series on North American wildlife to draw attention to the beautiful creatures we co-inhabit this land with. I thank you for taking the time to look at a physical representation of my beliefs, based on my life’s experience thus far. Many blessings on your path.