Saturday, June 26, 2010


ABOUT The Crow & The Wolf Project

From New Mexico to California to Oregon.... The Crow and The Wolf have evolved with our movement and activities in the places we have spent our developmental time. So for new friends and followers here is the revised mission:

ART + SCIENCE + ACTION = Social Sustainability

The Crow & The Wolf Project is a nationwide installation and research project that will travel for two years with the acquisition of an eco-friendly vehicle to work and collaborate with communities around the United States.

Our focus is social sustainability and the education of a balance between environmental sustainability with psychological and emotional (human) sustainability. In order to have one, we must have the other. We hypothesize that our tool (an art making and installation platform combining expressive therapy and bilateral stimulation) will be a successful way for us to revisit our natural creative and expressive language as humans in order to collaborate on sustainable solutions as a nation.

Through the project we intend to:

a. reconnect communities and individuals with the natural way of communicating; art-making. Over time we have lost touch with our expressive intuition (technology, art education budget cuts, etc). It is of great importance to bring back the creative influence to communities around the US.

b. share solutions and learn more about preexisting initiatives within communities around our country who are forward thinkers, eager to communicate their group's/community's sustainable practices. We feel very strongly that there is someone or a group of individuals in EVERY community who feels passionate about sustainable options but may have trouble communicating their alternative concepts to their neighbors.

c. collaborate with groups and individuals in the use of our interactive platform to assist in their communication. Our proposed platform is an experimental concept combing expressive art therapy techniques and bilateral stimulation.

Expressive therapy: the practice of using imagery, storytelling, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, dream-work, and visual arts in an integrated way, to foster human growth, development and healing. It is about reclaiming our innate capacity as human beings for creative expression of our individual and collective human experience in artistic form. Expressive arts therapy is also about experiencing the natural capacity of creative expression and creative community for healing.

Bilateral Stimulation: immersing the senses to stimulate both hemispheres of the brain in order to activate and integrate information.

. document the human and community responses to our installations and interactions in both an academic, physical and creative manner. Throughout the two years of our field study we will document the positive and negative human reactions to our concept in order to determine if our hypothesis that the creative and art therapy influence on communication of sustainability has the strong and positive affect we anticipate. Artistically and physically, the communities we engage with will assist in a tangible final product, a book. Each location visited will have its own page on our website that can be shared with others and revisited by everyone involved.

Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. For humans, it is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which in turn depends on the well being of the natural world and the responsible use of natural resources.

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