Visage -Contre Visage

Our workshop took place in the gardens of the P├Ęre Lachaise cemetery. A fitting location for exploring Samhain, the Celtic new year, a harvest festival preparing the arrival of deadly winter while celebrating the crop yield that will keep us alive. Samhain is also the time for commemorating the links between the living and the…Read more Visage -Contre Visage

Pop up Gardens

An opportunity to share Nature the Arts within's working approach came my way recently at an unusual Parisian spot dedicated to creative self exploration. Seymour+, a sprawling loft studio space located in the 10th arrondissement, and its director Melissa Unger, graciously accommodated me as I invested the 5 interactive rooms to facilitate a playful workshop…Read more Pop up Gardens

Equanimity 

The vestibular system contributes to sensory information processes allowing for our sense of balance and spatial orientation to coordinate movement. Motion, equilibrium and orientation are largely an affair of the inner ear in complex functional-organic terms. But what about metaphorically? How do we tend towards balance in our daily life choices. Must we listen for…Read more Equanimity┬á

Architectures 

Origins of growth, uprooted residents, coy interdependence, enveloping clumps. What more can these Tree-beings and plant companions --witnesses to past imperial adventures-- tell us about being upright, standing with poise and reaching slowly for the light?     How much can the myriad architectured solutions to living in an adapted environment teach us about building…Read more Architectures┬á

Solstitium, the Sun stills

┬á"those of us who hold no religious or supernatural beliefs still require regular, ritualised encounters with concepts such as friendship, community, gratitude and transcendence" Alain de Botton, ┬áReligion for Atheists Winter Solstice. The great Sun sits still a moment and then turns. The long night giving ease to incrementally longer days. This ceasing to move,…Read more Solstitium, the Sun stills

Simple Wastelands

Waiting near a terrain vague in "the zone" (the liminal space between Paris and the suburbs); submerged by the noise of the the cars on the nearby ┬áPeripherique, the city's circular highway. Vague terrain? An empty lot. A temporary wasteland. Filled with overgrown things and castaway seeds. I wait, and so I sketch.  

Circles and Paths

Let's explore this thing : walking. Can we be in walking while we walk? How does it feel? What does it take to remain there? How often and when do we escape the walking to do something else ┬á(thinking, planning, ruminating) besides putting one foot in front of the other? This walking...Where do you feel…Read more Circles and Paths