- Trees of Life
- Garden Sanctuaries
- Past Presentations
“Your beautiful, transforming presentation moved and captivated us all! Your expressions of the natural world, blended with music and touched with humor, were the 'magic' of the evening. Thank you for all the work and deep feeling you put into the presentation."
G.P., Programs Chair
Friends of Discovery Park
My two multimedia presentations weave together nature-inspired world art, music and poetry. Both presentations are approximately one hour in length, including opening comments and time for questions. Copies of my artist’s book, A Tree of Life, will be available for purchase after each presentation.
For more information, fees, or to schedule a presentation for your group, please use the contact form.
Trees of Life
In world art, religion and mythology, The Tree of Life has always symbolized the invisible, creative forces of the universe and the cycles of life that surround and sustain us all. Read more
Garden Sanctuaries resftore the soul, remind us of our connection to seasonal cycles and encourage us to notice the small miracles of each day. Read more
Trees of Life Presentation
In world art, religion and mythology, The Tree of Life has always symbolized the invisible, creative forces of the universe and the cycles of life that surround and sustain us all. It is a quiet reminder that our lives are not separate from nature, but part of the same creative process that interconnects all life.
The Trees of Life multimedia presentation gathers together the wisdom of nature-inspired artists, poets and philosophers to explore the historical symbolism of the Tree of Life in a variety of world cultures, and the significance of living trees and tree ceremonies today. It is especially appropriate for spring Arbor Day programs and celebrations.
For more information, fees or to schedule a presentation for your group, please use the contact form.
Tree of Life, India, probably Tamil Nadu (late 16th -17th century), Vijayanagar (1336-1672) or Nayak (17th-18th century) period. Size: 24x23 inches. Image courtesy of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust. Photo by Jamison Miller.
Garden Sanctuaries restore the soul, remind us of our connection to seasonal cycles and encourage us to notice the small miracles of each day.
The word “sanctuary” comes from the Latin word “sanctus” and suggests a private place specifically set aside for reflection.
This multimedia presentation, featured at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, introduces audiences to the timeless, holistic principles that have inspired nature artists throughout the world—and shows how these ideas may be applied in practical ways to create a personal garden sanctuary.
Planting, Artist/illustrator unknown.
Trees of Life Presentation Venues
The California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, California
University Bookstore, Seattle, Washington
Quest Bookstore, Seattle, Washington
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, Oregon
Arboretum Foundation Groups, Seattle, Washington.
Camp Indralaya, Orcas Island, Washington
Friends of Discovery Park, Seattle Washington
Stroum Jewish Center, Seattle, Washington (Tu b’Shevat program)
Garden Sanctuaries Presentation Venues
Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, Washington
Arboretum Groups, Bainbridge Island and Seattle, Washington
Crooked Arbor Nursery, Seattle, Washington
Swanson’s Nursery, Seattle Washington
Bainbridge Gardens Nursery, Bainbridge Island, Washington