My friend Jesse shared this poem with me and I just absolutely love it! Since reading it, I’ve been daydreaming about painting worms, compost magic, mycelium, decay and renewal soaked in ecstasy of simple but vital things – in a world often unseen or appreciated by most of us. Feeding the Worms by Danusha Laméris…
part 6: reciprocity as told by asters & goldenrods
Plants are our teachers. Goldenrod and asters teach us about reciprocity, and my plant paints tell the story.
part 5: look, it’s complicated
A complicated and beautiful insect – human relationship.
part 4: eventually we all turn brown
Learning to love browns, and the joyful process of pulling deep dark pigments from the Eastern Black Walnut tree’s fruits!
part 3: painting with plants
What artists really like to do is play! I’ve been playing with plants which isn’t unusual, but this time I’m trying to turn them into paint!
part 2: the farm & kitchen
Highlights from the farm and kitchen at Oak Spring Garden Foundation where my 5 week artist in residency program is located.
part 1: artist in residency
Week 1 of my artist in residency program at Oak Spring Garden Foundation!
impact vs. productivity
Today I woke up with anxiety over my giant to-do list and the weight of responsibility on my shoulders. This is normal for me, but this morning felt particularly heavy. So I did what I often do repeating to myself like a mantra….”You are not saving lives. It’s ok. If stuff doesn’t all get done…
taming the feral everglades currant tomato
An amateur adventure in plant breeding.
40th year and 4 wonderful things
In my 40th year now, I have recognized 4 fabulous milestones and achievements that are making 40 look pretty fine!