This month, Dhana Inc. is excited to welcome our newest Dhana Creative Partner & Artist, Shehmae Ho. Born in Singapore, and currently living in Melbourne, Shehmae is no stranger to global travel. In addition to her hometown and Australia, she’s spent time in London, Wales, Vienna, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Vietnam. Her worldwide travels reinforce the Dhana Spirit and the global connections we celebrate. Her commitment to nature is evident through her artwork and the activities within her community that she participates in; Shehmae believes that “through nature, we learn about beauty, timelessness, space, synchronicity, patterns, patience, being present, about acceptance, loving unconditionally, and how we are all intrinsically linked.”
She was inspired to design for Dhana because “with climate change happening at an incomprehensibly fast rate, we need to increase awareness of how to act in ways that nourish and protect the environment we live in, for our sakes and for the future of our children who will inherit her.” Shehmae was particularly excited to join Dhana’s team of artists because “Wearin' the World spreads the messages of sustainability, diversity, growth, love and hope which our children represent.”
Her designs for Dhana were inspired by Sacred Geometry, Fibonacci spirals, Pointillism, Music and Play. Leonardo Fibonacci (1175 AD), a great mathematician of the Middle Ages discovered the Fibonacci sequence by studying nature - growth of rabbit populations, growth of leaves and petals, and found a well-defined mathematical sequence in all of this.
According to Shehamae, “the COOL concept grew from Fibonacci numbers, & was inspired by the kids of today, my son, and his peers, their activities, their love of music. and the increasing awareness of their environment.”
Currently, Shehmae lives in Melbourne with her teenage son, and though she’s professionally trained Psychologist, she spends much of her time providing revolutionary, method-based piano lessons, and advocating the permaculture principles/ethics: Care of Earth, Care of People, and Fair Share.