Created 29-Sep-20
“There is no environment "out there" that is separate from us. We can't manage our impact on the environment if we are our surroundings. Indigenous people are absolutely correct: we are born of the earth and constructed from the four sacred elements of earth, air, fire and water."

- David Suzuki (Canadian academic, science broadcaster, and environmental activist)

During my time as a college professor, I co-taught a field course in Earth Literacy & Sustainability in Costa Rica with Dr. Brad Stocker. We used David Suzuki's The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place In Nature as the primary text. I was very taken by Suzuki's all-encompassing approach to developing a relationship with Nature.

Since that time, I have continued to intentionally seek out the elements as my compass as I photographically explore Virginia.

The Spirit of Virginia: Earth

Visitors 4
96 photos
Created 23-May-21
Modified 23-May-21
The Spirit of Virginia: Earth

The Spirit of Virginia: Air

Visitors 3
53 photos
Created 23-May-21
Modified 23-May-21
The Spirit of Virginia: Air

The Spirit of Virginia: Fire

Visitors 2
36 photos
Created 21-May-21
Modified 21-May-21
The Spirit of Virginia: Fire

The Spirit of Virginia: Water

Visitors 4
68 photos
Created 29-May-21
Modified 29-May-21
The Spirit of Virginia: Water

The Spirit of Virginia: Biodiversity

Visitors 3
117 photos
Created 2-Jun-21
Modified 2-Jun-21
The Spirit of Virginia: Biodiversity

The Spirit of Virginia: Love

Visitors 0
9 photos
Created 29-May-21
Modified 29-May-21
The Spirit of Virginia: Love

The Spirit of Virginia: Culture

Visitors 1
47 photos
Created 29-May-21
Modified 29-May-21
The Spirit of Virginia: Culture

The Spirit of Virginia: Gaylord Gardens

Visitors 2
26 photos
Created 29-May-21
Modified 29-May-21
The Spirit of Virginia: Gaylord Gardens