Uniting Sacred and Secular: Two Green Cathedrals of Europe

Cathedral construction was a major engine of medieval Europe. Does a new approach to this historical architecture hold new possibilities? A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never … Continue reading Uniting Sacred and Secular: Two Green Cathedrals of Europe

Mindfulness Meets Playfulness: A Gallery of Faerie Houses

As we age, the pressure to settle down and turn serious builds. Doesn't play keep us healthy and encourage awareness? A faerie house is a miniature structure crafted and/or placed outdoors to shelter real or imaginary creatures. An old stump or a hole in a tree can provide an ideal place for a tiny person to take up … Continue reading Mindfulness Meets Playfulness: A Gallery of Faerie Houses

A Dream of Willow: Tom Hare’s Seed Walk

Any creation is subject to the strengths and weakness of its parts. What does this tell us about our world? English artist Tom Hare weaves willow stems, or withies, together to form beautiful and impressive sculptures. He began by making baskets, then moved on to larger and more varied forms. Willow is extremely versatile and renewable, growing easily … Continue reading A Dream of Willow: Tom Hare’s Seed Walk