In this episode, we have a conversation with Senna Flora – Botany Artist, Single-Independent Parent, and Creator of Remedy Rising.
Senna begins by sharing the roots of her art practice and the moment she knew she wanted to pursue a career as a creative, revealing how her journey began in elementary school in the presence of an inspiring art teacher, Mrs. Artclark. We learn of Senna’s minimalist lifestyle and travels throughout the US and abroad, which enabled her to combine her love of art and botany into a career. She then shares a story about how art and her love of learning about her natural environment served as a healing mechanism during a pivotal moment of social isolation in Northern California. Mothering as an artist takes center stage when Senna describes how her children have experienced and participated in her practice, from going along on nature excursions to participating in art markets in Southern Arizona. She then describes her dream and vision for an expansion of Remedy Rising that would serve as a hub for botany and wild plant identification through the creative process.
We learn how Senna’s Project Creosote grant impacted her career as an artist, from purchasing new equipment, environmentally and ethically responsible art supplies to hiring a friend to design her website! Finally, Senna shares what is moving her at this moment and what is next for Remedy Rising!
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