About The ELEPHANT HEART Project
Twenty-two years ago, at age fifty-four, I sold my home and studio in lovely Port Townsend, Washington, and despite Kados, my alter-ego, constantly pouring buckets of doubt over my good intentions, I left for Southeast Asia and began PANOM, a documentary on the plight of the Asian Elephant. During these two decades, living in Northern Thailand, I completed the film, as well as half a dozen others, mostly about art and artists, and continued my own art, both in painting, photography, and writing. For me, the Elephant Heart Project will be a symbolic ‘coda’ to the epiphany I was given in 1998.
How fitting it is that this final project, ELEPHANT HEART, The Book, will be a collaborative collection of short stories, poems, and visual art by creative imaginations from all ages and from various global cultures, each contribution expressing, through limitless parameters of art, the interconnectedness of life and our home, planet Earth.
LEVELS and GOALS!
Level One: Publish BENCH, A Story of Wonder in January of 2021, then returning to the United States as early as possible in 2021, setting up various readings, while seeding ELEPHANT HEART, locating and curating the creative collaborations–short stories, poems, and visual art—that will become the book.
Level Two: Produce and publish ELEPHANT HEART, the book.
All profits from ELEPHANT HEART will be directed toward the ELEPHANT HEART ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND.