I am excited to announce, silk is now on display at SAMAY Latin Art in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos on the path to the Charles Darwin Research Institute. The Fractal photo art is realized from the capture of photons, printed on strands of light captured by mulberry trees, transformed by caterpillars and organized by man. Two designs are currently available for purchase at Samay Latin Art, an incredible space managed by Paola & Martin.
SAMAY means spirit or soul in Quechua. Art, the original language of humans, celebrates Galapagos artists and the important human energy that keeps the islands alive. For those who have never been, the Galapagos is a bit like the appendix of life on our planet. Imagine an extremely divers set of connected ecosystems deserted in the middle of the pacific with volcanic terrain similar to Swiss cheese. Despite all the research that has gone on there, it is likely we do not understand the half of it. It is an inspirational place that inspired Darwins theory of evolution. Paola & Martin are doing a wonderful job to keep this energy alive with the work they do and I am so honored to be a part of it. You can visit their site at SAMAY Latin Art.
Guacamayos and Magnolias are currently available for purchase in the Galapagos, they are also available online Silk Store
The Silk Seed initiative it to help fund sustainable development of a silk industry on the cost of Ecuador. Ecuador has an excellent climate for growing mulberry in a permaculture deployment. The idea is to produce ropes and nets to help keep plastics out of our oceans. Current economics do not support using silk in this way, however, current economic models also might not be sustainable. Looking up looking out- We start with art and grow from there, thank you for your support.