Jennifer Wilhoit
Bainbridge Island

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Story & Experience

I created a bird up image standing (on its tail) against the mossy, lichen-covered bark of the pear tree.

Why this Place?

Bainbridge Island

This pear tree with whom I have developed a reciprocal relationship has been damaged by humans. 

Act of Beauty

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I spoke to the tree, thanking her for all of the experiences and communications we’ve shared over the past five years. I expressed my sorrow for the ways in which she’s been harmed. And I made a bird with fern frond wings, a braided grass body, and a bouquet of dandelions for her tail. 


Along the Haw River

I am often walking along the river —to be in relationship and prayer with this incredible being .... So, it was a beautiful opportunity to connect this time with the other folks around the world [...]

Healing Blessing for the Land

The forest in this place was destroyed by fire on this day 6 years ago along with the cabin in which I was carrying out my life livng in close connection to the Earth and [...]

sticks with moss on top, in a bog!

This Earth Exchange came half way through a project we have been doing here in Hull called This Place, which has been about trying to explore our connections to Land, Community and our Selves... The [...]

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