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”
*Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see the Art in Action!
At the beginning of March, I kicked off the Less Waste, More Food Art in Action Project with 4 design workshops, involving 100 students, at Salish Middle School and North Thurston High School. In these workshops, I presented about the problems of wasting food. In the US we waste 40% of the food we grow! This wasted food has huge social and environmental impacts, including: Continue reading “Design Collaboration: Less Waste, More Food”
I recently updated my artist statement for a proposal and thought I would share!
My artworks explore the interface between participant, viewer, and subject, resulting in immersive works that compel change. They are process oriented, drawing from relevant environmental and social issues. The finished artworks themselves are multi-layered, pulling the viewer in. The underlying collaboration and community participation is Art in Action. Continue reading “Artist Statement”
It is exciting, and a little scary, to embark on this collaborative art-venture with the Thurston County Food Bank. There are so many unknowns.
I know that it will result in a permanent exterior art installation and involve over 1,000 people along the way.
I do not know what materials the art will be made of, what it will look like, or even whether it will be a mural or a sculpture! Continue reading “Welcome to the Unknown: Design Collaboration”
Announcement! Announcement! Announcement!
One of the wonderful aspects of the Pollinator Project was learning a new art medium, ferrocement. Ferrocement is essentially concrete mortar over a metal armature. Using a metal armature and mesh makes the concrete much stronger, allowing shapes and forms that would be impossible with concrete alone. Continue reading “Adventures in Ferrocement featuring the Pollinator Project”
Collaborator and teacher extraordinaire, Quasar Surprise shared the below summary about the culmination of the Pollinator Project. This collaboration resulted in a beautiful cut-flower garden, teaching garden, permanent sculpture with beneficial insect habitat, and so much more! She shared more back story in this newsletter from the summer.
Continue reading “The Pollinator Extravaganza!”
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”