ARTIST Statements

Extinction Witness is a collaborative arts project. Artist’s retain all rights to their own work.

 
 

Meg ǀ POETRY & VISION

“RIGHTWORK is born of ecological sense and personal experience with what is a common struggle to survive even when we’re employed. As well, the right and responsibility to direct one’s own time and energy in a spiritually and emotionally fulfilling way. With gratitude to my mom for her investment in me and the compassion she imprinted on me, I apply myself for collective benefit while balancing work responsibilities and raising my son well. Which, for me, means showing him that we are here to serve the community, and the needs and dreams of all other children are just as important as his own.”

 

Page Biersdorff ǀ ILLUSTRATION

“I am a freelance artist born, raised and settled in the Willamette Valley. I worked seasonally as a environmental educator and hiking guide before dedicating myself full-time to raising my daughter and creating comics and eco-friendly cards. My creative intention is to advocate spiritual well-being and outdoors lifestyle whether that be through comics, cards or commissioned illustrations. When I’m not sketching, I’m hiking, biking or singing silly songs!”

 

Clare Hedin ǀ MUSIC & CONSCIOUSNESS

“Spending my early years shy and introspective, I always felt close to Nature and Contemplating – two fundamental relationships that live in me today. When I was 14, my mother died unexpectedly and I became drawn to better know the unknown, in search of a new compass. Whilst my introduction to creativity was typically english; I learned classical piano and choral singing, and found them a little ‘rigid’… it was to be years before they became really known to me in a more personal way. It was through engaging with other art-forms and exploring the nature of my own Consciousness that it all began to make sense and I began to feel more comfortable identifying as an artist.“