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Art Heals Earth is an inquiry into the connection between personal and planetary healing. Through interviews, stories, and meditations, Art Heals Earth investigates how creative expression can strengthen our relationship with the earth in the age of the Anthropocene. Considering the possibility that the climate crisis is also a crisis of the human spirit, Art Heals Earth deepens into the question: why are the arts a necessary part of enacting heart-centered environmental stewardship?

Art Heals Earth Megan Reich

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Art Heals Earth is an inquiry into the connection between personal and planetary healing. Through interviews, stories, and meditations, Art Heals Earth investigates how creative expression can strengthen our relationship with the earth in the age of the Anthropocene. Considering the possibility that the climate crisis is also a crisis of the human spirit, Art Heals Earth deepens into the question: why are the arts a necessary part of enacting heart-centered environmental stewardship?

    Dana O’Driscoll on Creative Regeneration 🌱 Homesteader, Druid, Nature Artist, and Writer | 014

    Dana O’Driscoll on Creative Regeneration 🌱 Homesteader, Druid, Nature Artist, and Writer | 014

    Dana O’Driscoll is a homesteader, a permaculture practitioner, and dedicated bard, practicing many arts including watercolor painting, leatherworking, eco-printing, writing, and panflute. She is the artist and author of the Tarot of Trees and the Plant...

    • 59 min
    Creature Chronicles: Spider 🕷 | 013

    Creature Chronicles: Spider 🕷 | 013

    The spider, dropping down from twig, Unfolds a plan of her devising, A thin premeditated rig To use in rising. And all that journey down through space, In cool descent and loyal hearted, She spins a ladder to the place From where she started.Thus I,...

    • 17 min
    Anne Smeets on Earthgazing 👁 Nature Photography | 012

    Anne Smeets on Earthgazing 👁 Nature Photography | 012

    Anne Smeets is a visual and performance artist and a researcher based in The Netherlands. At the beginning of the 2020 quarantine, Anne started her nature photography project, Earthgazing. In Anne's words, Earthgazing is about interpreting the natural world, zooming in and out, examining big landscapes that hide in small corners. Inspired by colors, patterns, textures and abstracted images. This project is also an investigation of how photography and abstract visual art can be defined. Anne attempts to move away from clear borders of the medium photography and move towards an abstraction of the medium characteristics. To follow Anne’s project, visit http://earthgazing.art/  
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Anne’s journey as an artist, the main themes within her workWhat inspired Anne to start her Earthgazing project, and how it has affected the way she engages with the natural worldWhat Anne finds fascinating in the landscapes of The Netherlands  Some of the different subjects Anne has photographed The role that nature has played throughout Anne’s lifeWitnessing seasonal shiftsDiscovering photography subjects through wandering and stillnessHow art helps heal Anne’s relationship with the EarthA question Anne is asking right nowWhat gives Anne hope right nowConnect with Anne’s work: https://www.annesmeets.nl/
    Follow Anne’s Instagram: @earthgazing.art 
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    Music: Kai Engel, "Scenery" (CC-BY)

    • 41 min
    Creature Chronicles: Frog 🐸 | 011

    Creature Chronicles: Frog 🐸 | 011

    The old pond
    A frog leaps in.
    Sound of the water.
    - Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

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    • 15 min
    Claudia Biçen and Brian Isett on The Forgotten Teachers 🌳 A Collaboration of Poetry and Image | 010

    Claudia Biçen and Brian Isett on The Forgotten Teachers 🌳 A Collaboration of Poetry and Image | 010

    Brian Isett and Claudia Biçen chat with me about their book project, The Forgotten Teachers: How Life Learned the Story of Earth. The Forgotten Teachers is an illustrated true fairytale about Life on Earth. Through natural history and poetic contemplation, readers are introduced to twelve forgotten teachers that shaped our past and define our present. Among them: Sun, Moon, Ocean and Trees, each depicted in intricate and dream-like watercolor illustrations. Through these encounters, we re-learn the story of our past: our emergence from Oceanic depths, our colorful history in Trees, and the ancient celestial rhythms that still permeate our biology today. By reexamining Earth’s role in our evolution, The Forgotten Teachers begins to repair the lost but crucial connection between science and spirit.
    Brian Isett is a published poet and neuroscientist at Carnegie Mellon University. While finishing his Ph.D. in neuroscience at U.C. Berkeley, his first book of poetry, Grid Poems Vol. I, reached an international audience (over 500,00 views on Ello) and quickly sold out through venues such as the New Museum and Printed Matter in New York, and Motto Books in Berlin. In the field of neuroscience, Brian has authored several high profile research articles in areas ranging from tactile perception to Parkinson’s disease. He won two competitive national awards, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship as well as the National Institutes of Health NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship. Brian received his B.S. at Cornell University in Biology, winning the George Harmon Coxe award for Fiction in 2009 and the Arthur Lynn Andrews Fiction Prize in 2008.
    Claudia Biçen is a visual artist exploring the nature of mind and the construction of meaning. She has exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (Washington DC), the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (London), and the National Arts Club (New York). Her projects have been featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle and displayed in hospitals and educational institutions around the world. Claudia is Creative Director at Project Wayfinder, where she designs curricula for fostering belonging and purpose that have been taught to more than 10,000 students worldwide. She is a lecturer at Stanford University, holds a BA in Philosophy & Psychology from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Social Anthropology from University College London. Website: www.claudiabicen.com
    In this episode, we discuss:
    3:10 – Claudia and Brian's journies 8:28 – Inspirations for The Forgotten Teachers book14:08 – The deeply collaborative nature of The Forgotten Teachers19:28 – The senses and embodiment as gateways into connecting with the Earth24:57 – The teachings of Plants31:34 – The teachings of Scale  37:00 – Ways that Claudia and Brian connect to nature45:44 – How art helps heal Claudia and Brian’s relationship with the Earth51:32 – Questions Claudia and Brian are asking right now56:16 – What gives Claudia and Brian hope right now Follow Claudia’s Instagram: @claudiabicen
    Follow Brian’s Instagram: @brisett_writes 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    zaneta sykes on Sound Magic and Seasonal Shifts 🍁 Sound Artist, Witch, Percussionist, and Creativity Activist | 009

    zaneta sykes on Sound Magic and Seasonal Shifts 🍁 Sound Artist, Witch, Percussionist, and Creativity Activist | 009

    zaneta (they/them) is a queer multi-identities sound artist, creative expression activist/educator, percussionist, witch, healer, and Tarot reader, whose work spans a wide range of offerings, from the magical to the non-profit. The core thread that runs through their work is that creative expression is a birthright and is essential to our well-being. To that end, zaneta co-directs the non-profit, inner arts initiative, reads Tarot for creative healing, trains teachers to decolonize music ed, creates soundscapes for spellwork, holds ceremonial performances, and offers classes for drumming, sound art, and magical and creative empowerment. Their ritual soundscapes, meditations, upcoming ceremonies, and tarot readings can all be found at their site www.soundartmagic.com. 
     
    In this episode, we discuss: 
    2:54 – How zaneta’s journey with PTSD led them into using field recordings and sound talismans as tools for healing and invoking memories11:54 – Sound rituals and their ability to create a space for connection and community18:34 – zaneta’s field recording process and connecting to a place through listening23:03 – Being in right relationship with the source of your listening30:07 – The importance of starting where you are in establishing right relationship32:17 – zaneta’s Sacred Seasons project: connecting to the seasonal shifts of nature through sound 41:15 – zaneta’s witchcraft practice as a tool to liberate their creative expression 47:56 – Magical correspondence and ritual as symbolic action  52:23 – zaneta’s work with Inner Arts Initiative 58:24 – Creative expression as the missing link to collective healing1:01:39 – A question zaneta is asking right now1:06:46 – What gives zaneta hope right now 1:08:39 – zaneta’s Mabon event on 9/20/20zaneta’s Instagram
    zaneta’s website
    SACRED SEASONS: MABON - a livestream sound ritual for the Autumn Equinox
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    Podcast Artwork: Alex Reich
    Music: Kai Engel, "Scenery" (CC-BY)

    • 1 hr 12 min

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