Elfie Kalfakis, who also goes by her moniker, White Owl Mystic, is an artist, writer, teacher, and mystic based out of Kitchener, Ontario. She was trained as an architect, obtaining her Masters of Architecture from the University of Waterloo. Working as an intern in Paris, Boston and Toronto for a few years, she then went on to get a Bachelor of Education. After teaching in private and public schools, she decided to embark on a path as a full-time artist and mystic.
Her work is inspired by social issues and a keen interest in the metaphysical, esoteric and chance. She primarily works as a multi-displinary intuitive artist working in mediums such as, but not limited to: digital collage, video, animation, illustration and street art. Most of her artwork researches the metaphysical/ divine capacity of art and the creative process. She has studied astrology and esoteric for almost 15 years, more recently under a Congolese Shaman and professor, Antonio Gil. She aspires to use her artwork as a means of breaking down stigmas and barriers within popular culture towards esoteric concepts and has a passion for female empowerment, mental health advocacy and understanding the collective unconscious.