Darrah Danielle Found Fables SustainabilityAffinity with Nature infuses my creative expression and informs my commitment to deep ecology and tending the soul of the Earth. I am devoted to making sustainable art that reflects elemental harmony. All of my original pieces are woven from found, reclaimed and recycled materials. I am also committed to evolving ethical and innovative ways of sharing my found fables in tangible print form whether on paper, metal or wood.

 

I believe in the power of art, beauty and story to help nurture a greater intimacy with ourselves and with place and community, a way to heal the dire malady of the heart that so much of humanity is suffering from; that of isolation and estrangement from the natural world.

 

The task of dreaming new ways of being is given us through remembering our role as powerful creators! The activation of the imagination reminds us that reality is malleable, that what we think, feel and dream can come true.

 

In a consumer society, where we are so often taught to feel apart from and even ashamed of our animal bodies, I explore our intrinsic sameness with other sentient creatures who also have a body, heart and mind and taste, bleed, moan and long for love as we do. In my experience, it is through re-sensing our kinship with all beings that we undergo a perceptual shift. We behold our own image in the mirror of otherness and through this recognition the wound of separation begins to dissolve.

 

The Earth calls to us with as much intensity as we long to be held and known by her. And as we nurture the roots of connection, the flowering is consciousness …

“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are part of its suffering wholeness. Until we go to the root of our image of separateness, there can be no healing. And the deepest part of our separateness from creation lies in our forgetfulness of its sacred nature, which is also our own sacred nature.”

✧ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Found Fables Collage