I’ve been creating right-brain (artistic) responses to left-brain questions since I was thirteen years old when a long summer road trip through Mexico lit a fire that has never gone out.
Over a 30+ year career, I’ve explored the link between land and people, asking questions about archaeology, history, culture, conservation, ranching, regenerative agriculture, ecological restoration, healthy food, the radical center, resilience, climate change, and low-tech solutions to pressing global concerns.
My creative responses include:
~ a nonprofit organization ~ two fine art photography projects ~ a history ~ two nonfiction books ~ two books of essays ~ a play ~ three columns ~ a blog ~ a mystery series ~ a peer-reviewed archaeology paper ~ a novel ~ a book of hopeful solutions ~ two lectures ~ and a ton of ideas
My work is unified by a desire to understand – and influence in hopeful ways – the unprecedented changes that have taken place during my lifetime and the extraordinary challenges we face as a result, a period I call the Age of Consequences.
I didn’t follow a prepared path. Instead, I chose to examine the relationship between land people during this important period of time from many angles, one of which was social activism. Mostly, I explored and shared hopeful stories. Some are historical, some practical, some wishful, and some imaginary, but all are infused with my restless curiosity, a deep sense of place, and a desire to make a difference.