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49th Featured Thinker: Ilka Blue Nelson

Nudgee Beach, Brisbane. Ilka Blue Nelson, 2015

Nudgee Beach, Brisbane. Ilka Blue Nelson, 2015

This week’s,  Featured Thinker is Ilka Blue Nelson, a creative ecologist from Australia. Ilka is writing with Nudgee Beach, on the fringe of Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia. The beach is formed on the edge of a city by a canal entering Moreton Bay, a wetland of international importance and one of Australia’s largest sites listed under the Ramsar Convention.

Ilka’s letter considers our oft-times self-imposed separation from the physical world and is  piece is dedicated to a friendship replete with the spirit that connects self and other. Read more….

48th Featured Thinker: Sarah Sexton

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This week’s Featured Thinker, Sarah Sexton, artist and teacher from Ireland, explores the concept of wilderness through her fascination with abandoned spaces.  She says, “I regularly ‘escape’ into little pockets of wilderness when I engage in my art practice.” Join Sarah on her search via beautiful photographs of small, wild, tucked away places and abandoned spaces where nature and “wildness” is reclaiming ownership. Read more….