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becoming-Botanical: a post-modern liber herbalis

becoming-Botanical: a post-modern liber herbalis

It’s awesome to be included in this new fascinating book published by Objet-a Creative Studio. We’ve been interested in plant migrations and their near universal human categorization as “invading aliens”. We are interested in recent critiques of some of the fundamental assertions of invasion biology, its beginnings in the cold war, and its baked in cultural ingredients of intolerance, othering, and reliance on a purity vs. polluted paradigm. We explore some of this with the most challenging and dreaded of subjects – none other than “the plant that ate the south” Pueraria montana, or hatefully known as Kudzu!

Migrant Sanctuary: The Four Winds Journal

Migrant Sanctuary: The Four Winds Journal

Check out the Spring/Summer 2019 edition of Four Winds Journal by Orenda Healing International. We have an article about a project we completed in Darmstadt, Germany last year as part of The International Forest Art Centre’s Forest Art Biennial. The article and installation explores attitudes […]

Migrant Sanctuary Garden: The International Forest Art Center, Darmstadt, Germany

Migrant Sanctuary Garden: The International Forest Art Center, Darmstadt, Germany

A project developed for The International Forest Art Centre, Darmstadt, Germany and presented at The International Forest Art Symposium, and the 9th Forest Art Path exhibition, 2018, by SporaStudios. Exhibition Curated by Sue Spaid and International Forest Art Centre Director Ute Ritschel. Concept Development  Early […]

The Bridge Project

The Bridge Project

A community project exploring the use of art as a way to build bridges across differences in the Shenandoah Valley at a time of national polarization. Organized by Heather Davis and Tammy Ruggiero of United ShenValley Artists and Mark Cooley, Beth Hall, and Celia Cooley […]

Spora Studios: Homegrown & Handmade Herbal Products

Spora Studios: Homegrown & Handmade Herbal Products

We are a neighborhood-based permaculture homestead and apothecary located in Front Royal, Virginia. Elizabeth Hall founded SubHerban Roots LLC in 2013. We’ve since changed our name to Spora Studios and integrated our all of our various interests and expertise. Our making and selling of herbal […]

Proposal: Spora Sanctuary Garden

Proposal: Spora Sanctuary Garden

Proposal Developed for 9. Waldkunstpfad Kunst Ökologie, 2018 organised by The International Forest Art Association (IFAA) – Verein für Internationale Waldkunst e.V., Darmstadt, Germany Curators: Ute Ritschel, Sue Spaid The Guild “Forest garden” is a forced juxtaposition of binary concepts – “nature” and “culture” and […]

making dirt @ the homestead

making dirt @ the homestead

A dream called suburbia Suburbia begins with a dream, a place of security, of safety, a place removed from the city’s dense, relentlessly rational, concrete grids and the people hardened by them. Suburbia is an attempt to build a dream vacation at the end of […]