Selena Wellington is a sculptor of sound, artist of people, storyteller, healer, goddess, activist, witch, and dreamer, among other things.
At the age of 6, she turned a corner and found herself in a wispy winding wood, where willow branches stretched their fingers and took a little girl by the hand. She saw wild dreams in the woods, places to giggle, places to weep, places to fall in love, places to swing and sneak and snarl, places to grieve, places to dance unadulterated and completely bewildered bliss.
“What is this place?” the little girl asked.
A warm breeze tickled the girl’s smile and the answer seemed to swell in her much like an eclipsed moon returning to full - all its phases waxing in just one word:
And so the little girl sat down and began talking to the trees. It was a playful and fanciful dialogue indeed, discussing faeries and meadow brooks and sunsets. As Selena grew older, the tree bark grew knotty limbs and scars. It became a relationship far more complex than play, as relationships are wont to do when a heart starts expanding. The conversation meandered into shadow, finding beasts that a child wouldn’t want to imagine in a world of her own making. Music helped speak to these beasts, though, and offered a way to honor the shadows.
Today the discourse expands evermore, and perhaps even less predictably. Avidly interdisciplinary, Selena likes to combine music with other art mediums, be that spoken word, visual art, ritual performance, soft and heart-expanding story, loud and fiery eye contact, otherworldly and melting trysts, or something else entirely.
Physically, Selena attends the University of Colorado - Boulder, pursuing an undergraduate degree in music composition and psychology. Metaphysically, they explore the space between the atoms, cross the distance between Earth and Pluto, swallow soundwaves, and dine with the unseen. Physically (and perhaps metaphysically too depending on one’s perspective on such matters) they have studied with Patricia Burge, John Drumheller, Daniel Kellogg, and Carter Pann.
Besides writing music and abstract biographies, Selena enjoys writing poetry, harvesting stories, continual transformation, unhinged-unfettered-unapologetic dance, gender bending, and falling in love.