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Queer Ecologies at Bartram’s Garden, July – August 2022

Queer Ecologies at Bartram’s Garden, July – August 2022

I created the site-specific work Even Stones Have a Sentience for the Queer Ecologies exhibition, co-sponsored by the William Way LGBT Center and Bartram's Garden. This site-specific work is inspired by my belief that rock queers the binary of what is considered to be...

Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day

Native pollinator plants in my garden, June 2020 As I’m writing this post, President Biden is holding a climate summit. He just announced a commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions significantly and quickly. This commitment is what’s absolutely needed to respond to...

Science/Art Connections in New Hampshire

Rangeley Schist One, 2021. Oil and acrylic on hemp, 36” x 42” The painting above is part of my newest series of paintings, which is on view at the Abington Art Center through March 13th. This series is really important to me: it’s the first time that that I have made...

A Paradise Built in Hell: Creative Re-imagining in the Time of COVID

A Paradise Built in Hell: Creative Re-imagining in the Time of COVID

High School Park, March 18, 2020My last post was ten days ago, but it feels like another planet. The cancellation of one information session for my project became part of a global tidal wave of cancellations, lock-downs, shut-offs. Now we’re adapting to social...

A Billion Black Anthropocenes: Environmental Justice

A Billion Black Anthropocenes: Environmental Justice

Occupation of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery by Philly Thrive in January 2020. Photo by Chris Baker Evens.I am currently reading A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None by Kathryn Yussof. This book has helped me make some critical connections. The...

Environmental Art

Environmental Art

My goal for this project is to use art to convey a critical message: building resilience in a world marked by accelerating climate change and ecological destruction requires becoming an active participant in creating the world we want. Making art involves reflection,...

Gender and Environment

Gender and Environment

Print by Faviana Rodriguez (www.favianna.com)My creative work has frequently focused on gender, including intersections with race, class, culture, and sexuality. In recent years, I have focused more on environmental issues, but have wanted to create work that brings...

Confronting Ecological Grief: Joanna Macy & Active Hope

Confronting Ecological Grief: Joanna Macy & Active Hope

One of my core motivations for initiating this project was to engage other women in my community in an active exploration of how to translate ecological grief into hopeful action. Ecological grief has been defined as “the grief felt in relation to experienced or...

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