I’m excited to share this article from Amber Smith, Education Program Manager at LOTT’s WET Science Center, about One Water: The Infinite Journey. As we gear up to present a Plankton Painting and Science workshop this week, it’s fun to look back on this past collaboration and hear Amber’s perspective on the project. One Water is installed at the WET Science Center, where its story is shared as part of their education programs.
Thank you Amber!
What comes to mind when you think of a wastewater treatment plant? I would bet it’s not a LEED Platinum rated building housing a science center and award-winning education programs. Continue reading “One Water three years later”
Of all of the places I could really move into action, why climate change? This is a question that I find somewhat difficult to answer as there are so many elements involved. Let’s see if I can break it down.
It’s an opportunity for me to learn.
Continue reading “Moving from the Center and into Action: Part 3”
Sometimes, when finding my center, I imagine myself in the radiant center of a flower, with the petals representing all of the different aspects of myself that I move in and out of all day long. Other times, it’s more like a hurricane. Continue reading “Moving from the Center and into Action: Part 2”
Note: I wrote this piece a few weeks ago, then life happened. It’s the first in a 3-part series.
I had this breakthrough the other day. It’s such a small thing, but sometimes these small things feel HUGE. Continue reading “Moving from the Center and into Action: Part 1”
I heard myself say these words the other day: “I’m really enjoying the uncertainty in the direction of my creative business right now.” Whoa, where did that come from?! In the past, uncertainty has been a very uncomfortable place for me. Uncomfortable and sometimes terrifying!
I think it has to do with not running away. Continue reading “The Joy of Uncertainty???”
Did I mention that we had a baby? Seren Alma is almost 5 months old and I am so so so in love! Seren means Star and is pronounced like serenity, and Alma means Soul. She definitely has the Soul of a Star.
Continue reading “Did I mention…”
It’s like when you’re driving across an open landscape and there is… something on the horizon, but you just can’t tell what it is yet, and the only way to find out is to keep heading in the same direction. Continue reading “There is something big on the horizon”
Hello Dear Friends!
I am so excited to share with you a new, organic shift in my art business. In effect, I’m not entirely certain where this will take me, but it is time to set sail in a new direction, allowing myself and my business to unfold and evolve along the way. To that end, I am embarking on a journey Continue reading “An Invitation”
This spring, I partnered with LOTT Clean Water Alliance to create an engaging and educational art piece about water for the WET Science Center. I teamed up with LOTT and more than 1,200 Thurston County students and adults to create the new piece titled “One Water – The Infinite Journey” that debuted as part of Spring Arts Walk on April 22 at LOTT’s WET Science Center. The result of this project is not just an art installation; it is a story of water. Continue reading “One Water: The Infinite Journey”
Located in the wetlands exhibit area at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, this installation creates the illusion of being inside of a wetland while interpreting the important function of wetlands and the necessity to limit the use of plastic bottles. Visitors are immersed in this beautiful and solution-based piece in a setting where they can view and connect to the animals that are affected by this issue. The experience leaves them more open to taking tangible action to conserve wetlands and reduce their use of plastic bottles.
Medium: Upcycled plastic bottles, dyed water, steel rod.
Installation Date: August 2015
Collaborators: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and park visitors.
- Project Wetlands