The Art of Community (re)Design
Saturday, 1-2:30p, EarthWays, Bending Tree
While the starting point of Permaculture Design is a revision of our cultures current agricultural systems it’s ultimate goal cannot be achieved without a broader cultural paradigm shift. We will begin this workshop with an exploration of the elements of community design we would need to consider if we were to design a new utopia and compare our ideal manifestations of those forms to those that are currently in place. We will then explore actions we can take to begin to close the divide between those two models.
Martin is proudly carrying his family tradition forth as he lives, creates and teaches in the hills of Western Massachusetts. His work spans a wide range of media from Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Theater Design and Site Specific Installations to Performance. His Spiritual Path as an Animist first and foremost influences his art. His work celebrates the sacredness inherent in nature, the consciousness in all things and power of place and seeks to challenge the cultural paradigms that dictate the way we relate to both the natural world and our brother and sisters. He strives to create work that improves his own awareness of how he relates to the natural world and invites viewers to contemplate how to live in better balance with the world around us. Through his work he hopes to inspire and cultivate a greater sense of mystery and possibility in our experience of the world.