Category Archives: Sewing

37th Featured Thinker: Zoé Strecker

Digital image still from featured video work, Down, Up, Down: Pine Mountain Breathing (2014)

Digital image still from featured video work, Down, Up, Down: Pine Mountain Breathing (2014)

This week’s featured wilderness thinker is Zoé Strecker, artist, writer and art professorZoé’s ‘multi-modal thinking’ is consolidated through her durational exploration of  Pine Mountain, a ridge in the Appalachian Mountains that runs through Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee. Pine Mountain represents the last great contiguous stretch of unfragmented forest in Kentucky, breached only by six roads in 110 miles and  is also a significant unprotected wilderness area.

Zoé’s engagement develops a  mindful ecology around Pine Mountain extending her wilderness thinking into other communities through the students and volunteers with whom she works and collaborates, which includes SITE, an arts-led interdisciplinary educational collaboration with philosopher, Prof. Peter S. Fosl at Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. This exploration of Pine Mountain generates creative and scholarly responses along with Zoé’s personal arts practice, which celebrates the exceptional biodiversity of Pine Mountain in southeastern Kentucky.  Read More….

29th Featured Thinker: Tara Baoth Mooney

Image: Destroyed Forest  and Moss Headpiece, Patrick Heneghan, 2011

Artist and designer, Tara Baoth Mooney investigates the idea of sustainability and its transcendence through many different forms, particularly the boundaries of human experience. Tara returns constantly to the theme of garments as a form of outer cladding and what that can mean to humanity on a daily basis. Through clothing, personal systems of identity are forged which have been constructed with deliberation and care. External cladding or garments, can act as an interface between individuals and their immediate environment, promoting reflection and encouraging communication.

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22nd Featured Thinker: Starr

StarrFeature1For Starr, who has lived in Questa, NM for over twenty years, sewing has been a life-long practice. And eventually it led her to wonder: “How would you sew a sunset? Or those Mountains? Or that tree?” A fascination with Mimbres pottery designs got her into drawing. Starr’s Thinking Wilderness contribution emerges from these seemingly disparate interests. Delve into Starr’s exploration: “Wilderness Reveals [Through Mimbres Eyes]”. See more…