Art and Sustainability

"Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings." –William James (1842-1910), American philosopher and psychologist

“What Feeds Us” by Sally Shintaffer and Poppy Barach January 15, 2010

In our fifth show of the “Art and Sustainability” series at Sightline Institute, we present our first exhibit of photography: “What Feeds Us” by Sally Shintaffer and Poppy Barach. Both visually stunning and sensually mouth-watering, eighteen of their photographs are now on view through the end of February. Come take a look and see if you don’t want to start browsing the seed catalogs and plan a garden for harvesting your own fresh, organic produce this year.

Sally and Poppy are best known for their Seattle blog called Mixed Greens: Stepping Lightly, Living Locally and Sustainably in which they each write about and share their gorgeous photographs of food, the garden, and sustainability. They emphasize local, seasonal, whole foods and provide recipes as well.

To view their art at Sightline, visit the office between 10am and 3pm on weekdays through the end of February. Their photos are printed on eco-friendly paper made with mulberry fiber. Contact Poppy or Sally (poppy (at) mixedgreensblog (dot) com or sally (at) mixedgreensblog (dot) com) if interested in purchasing a photograph, framed or unframed. Large photos are available in smaller sizes.

Sightline Institute
1402 Third Ave,
Fifth Floor, Suite 500
Seattle, WA
206-447-1880 ext. 100

What thoughts about sustainability are inspired by Sally and Poppy’s art (and by art in general)? Share yours in a comment.

Sally Shintaffer

Poppy Barach

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Photos from Rickie Wolfe’s show at Sightline January 13, 2010

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Rickie Wolfe’s art hanging in the lobby of the Sightline Institute office in downtown Seattle

 

Rickie Wolfe’s art hanging in the lobby of the Sightline Institute office in downtown Seattle

 

Rickie Wolfe’s mixed media piece “Secret Garden”

 

Rickie Wolfe’s mixed media piece “Red Earth”

 

Rickie Wolfe’s mixed media piece “Navigation/Bubbling”

 

The view of Rickie Wolfe’s “Transitions” series from the hallway

 

Rickie Wolfe at Shift Studio with her welded sculptural works