Metta Grove is a multimedia art experience and community gathering. Our intention is to unite live performance, and community connection within a devotional meditative atmosphere.
Simon Haiduk is a multimedia artist working with painting, music, and animation. His themes often have an emphasis on nature and metaphysical energy. After many years of exploration, Simon has found a synthesis of these creative mediums, fusing them into a mesmerizing audio-visual performance.
“I'm curious about our psychic connection to nature and the interconnected source of all life. My art is an ongoing experiment of investigating and expressing those energies.”
The show features stunning visuals of Simon’s original artworks transformed into animations. These animations are remixed live, interacting with luminous textures of light and sound. Many layers provide for a unique expression each time as though each painting is being re-created and brought to life. The music is an evolving soundscape of Simon’s own ambient creations, flowing into heartwarming melodies and pulsing rhythms from other collaborative musicians such as Yaima and Anilah.
Simon opens with a slide show presentation covering insights about his creative process and multifaceted sources of inspiration. This includes discussion around the use of entheogens, experiential science, plasma physics, our intrinsic connection to nature, and more.
His partner Jane, who is a registered therapeutic counselor also shares her insights about body-mind connections, community and our relationship with plants. Together they lead a brief guided meditation to align the group energy and create an intentional container.
When possible, we aim these events be unique in collaboration with local artists, musicians and facilitators of various intentional practices.
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Metta - derived from the Pali language, an ancient tongue in which Buddhist scriptures were composed. The following can be attributed; loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, non-violence, and an active interest in others.
Grove - a small wood, orchard, or group of trees.
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“Inspired emotions of connection & pure raw love. A radiant joy” - Camara Cassin
Thank you for the Metta Grove experience! What you artistically demonstrated was truly masterful, I was in a state of awe throughout the show. Felt like a guided meditation through an energy of unconditional love and understanding. - Taylor Aucoin
"Extremely beautiful and profoundly moving. This performance took me to some deep places inside, while at the same time I was riveted by the visuals. A great example of the potential of Art." - Aaron Banfield
"Wow! That was incredible! Thanks, you two! Jane's intro was very edu-taining, and her gift was well received 😉 Simon's whole show was incredible! I found myself going to Soo many places and closing my eyes in meditation, only to open them to those mind blowing beautiful animations of auras and animals and pulsing expanding Nature...Truly blessed to have experienced this! Thank you, from the deepest parts of my DNA! 💗🍄☀️💫" - Lisa Archibald
"Absolutely incredible show, your visuals brought me back home to myself!!! 🙏❤️🌿 Thank you for your work!" - Haley Jane
“An awe inspiring achievement” - Dr. Joel
“Simon's show was a remarkable representation of many deeply personal journeys into a realm of spirit connection, journeys that we are usually not so able to share with so many others around us, and when we do share it, it creates a very powerful sense of community.” -Alon Gelcer
"An awe inspiring synergy of art and music that guides you on an epic journey." - Eli Mead
"Beautiful. Magical. . Moving. Connection to nature, spirit and the universe." - Laurita Roberts
"Simon’s audio/visual presentation was a magical journey intertwining enchanting sounds with amazing artwork." - Tina Seigler
"you and Jane left me amazed. Finally I felt I was on the same wavelength of everyone around me. Really hope the dome experience will happen soon. You guys are amazing and so real. I loved it. I'm so thankful for humans like you who can express into words and into art what I can't even say with words. All the best." - Marta Zampieri