With my hands in the earth I feel a sense of nourishment and contentment. The plants that I grow not only feed my, but also my creativity and inspire my weaving.
COVID has put a halt to travelling for some time, and I've recognised more consciously the nourishment that surrounds me so closely. One of my kitchen gardens outside my kitchen window is the inspiration for my latest hand woven blanket.I feel such a deep joy to be able to grow organic food and listen to the birds and silence; and feel inspired to create such beautiful hand woven pieces which warm the bodies and hearts of others. You can view my hand woven blankets here.
"As an explorer in the space of raw isolation and extremes, I saw and felt the shape of cold. The 'Shape of Cold' exposes itself in an environment where no indigenous peoples could say it was their home - Antarctica. These shapes began to reveal to me the nature not only of this profoundly exquisite and powerful place; but of the nature of myself. In our times where climate change is controversial yet evident in the polar caps where ice sheets are retreating and glaciers are calving and moving at unprecedented rates; most people are far removed from the effects of how we live. My journeys to the polar regions of both Antarctica and Greenland have enabled me to experience and witness the changes of our planet and through my connection and photographs I offer others an opportunity to have greater awareness and connection to our incredibly beautiful planet and our place as a part of it." Julie Stephenson (Interview 2017)I am excited to have been invited to the Awards ceremony of the Lucie Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York in late October.