As a contemporary visual artist I've been exploring the traditional art of weaving with plant fibers since 1985. I gather materials respectfully, recycling bark off of trees that are being cut down, pruning selectively to encourage the growth and health of plants, and replanting at every opportunity. I enjoy sharing the lessons I've learned from my generous teachers.
Being a hands-on, low-tech type person, I will do my best to make weekly (or at least monthly) posts. I like writing about the making process, worthwhile community projects, and sharing practical ideas of what the seasons have to offer those who are longing to live creatively within the rhythms of the natural world.
Suquamish Elder Ed Carriere goes to Washington DC to receive his award. He is accompanied by his granddaughter and three of his great-grandchildren.Read More
I didn’t mean to keep you waiting so long, but here are the last highlights of Audrey Armstrong’s Fish Skin Workshop at BARN.Read More
Last month, Audrey Armstrong came to the Kitsap Peninsula with her family, to share her particular knowledge about the use of fish skins as a material for art and craft making.Read More
Story & Photography by Bethany Goodrich – Bethany Goodrich is a multimedia storyteller living, loving and working in Southeast Alaska. She has worked around the globe, from Antarctica to Ghana, exploring how thoughtful story sharing can positively impact our communities, ecosystems and world.Read More
Blowing the dust off of piles of past work, I found this interview from The Covid Era which may be of interest.Read More
We who know Ed Carriere, have always seen him as a treasured teacher and an encyclopedia of traditional ecological knowledge. But now he will truly be honored as a 2023 National Heritage Fellowship Recipient.Read More
Our Sacred Obligation is a well told story of resilience, persistence, purpose and hope. To bring the salmon back to the Klamath River requires decades of hard work, vision, collaboration, community and great leadership. We can all learn from this story.Read More