'The Future Has An Ancient Heart' - Carlo Levi The start of Summer starts today on Bealtaine, May 1st in Ireland, and Scotland. Steeped in ancient pagan lore of myth and magic, and more recent traditions, this day between Spring and Summer promised better times ahead, and gave a sense of renewal for Ireland's people…Read more Bealtaine and Banais Righi -the High King Speaks by Grace Wells
Art and Nature
Exploring Eco-Social Art Strategies in Qualitative Research and EcoArt – Scandinavia
The artist Georges Braque once declared that "art is meant to disturb. Science reassures". My ideal is that art and science together should disturb, not as disillusion, but as a way to strengthen social reflections and the ethical ethos in qualitative research – in order to propose paradigms which are sustainable and congruent with the…Read more Exploring Eco-Social Art Strategies in Qualitative Research and EcoArt – Scandinavia
‘The Battle of Moytura Or The Battle for the Soul of Ireland’:- why ecoliteracy for the arts is essential now
This is a special post for me. I’m reflecting on the first of what I expect to be many more contributions from ecoliterate creatives I am getting to know in my online ecoliteracy course. I now have the good fortune to meet such talented creatives from all art disciplines and from across the world, in my efforts to bring ecoliteracy to the arts. Their work has nourished me in these challenging times.
I’d like to share this new work below from Irish writer Fearghal Duffy who has a deep interest in Irish myth and who was ‘a student’ in my first 6-week ‘Haumea Ecoliteracy for Creatives and Art Educators’ pilot online course (I hesitate to call my cohort ‘students’ as they are remarkably talented).
This new work from Fearghal came about as I invited my first cohort of students to present a small work for our last online Zoom group…
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