A sacred sound artist and a keen experimentalist, Mona was diagnosed with incurable cancer in April 2021 and was given a maximum of 6 months to live. The news of this diagnosis greatly stirred producer, composer, Papa Loko and Conscious Expansion founder Othon who had experienced his first sound bath, some years earlier, conducted by Mona; an experience that was to stay with him, guide him and inspire him to this day.
Gentle, melancholy, deeply touching and paradoxically hopeful Mona reflects Othon's feelings towards his friend but, to some level also, Mona's spirit. For the artist, Mona's recent life experience was no more than one episode in the vast cosmic series of continuous soul evolution. Viewed in this way, death is painful and meaningful at the same time, perhaps even necessary for one's own spiritual development.
Art: 'The Spirit Taking Five Minutes Before It Reveals Itself' by Hector de Gregorio depicting Mona back in 2015.