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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
SubHerban Roots LLC was a 5 year project (2013-2018) by Beth Hall, Mark Cooley and Celia Cooley that explored the interdependence of ecological and human health through the practice of home-scale permaculture (land healing), the production of plant medicines (body healing), and community supported agriculture […]
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 […]
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 […]