Marina is an artist we respect very much, for the integrity of her practice, its breadth, and how she has helped to shape our city’s culture. Sharon interviewed Marina for the chapter on Celebrations of Honor and Respect in Common Threads: weaving community through collaborative eco-art, talking mostly about Marina’s work with Paula Jardine on the Night for All Souls held annually at Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.
Marina is often the mastermind behind the scenes, but she can also stand in front of you, and with genuine warmth and connection, open some windows on new ways of being and doing. Marina joined EartHand Gleaners at the Heart of the City Open House at Trillium Park last weekend, November 8th, bringing her ‘Travelling Apothecary Tea Room’, and giving us a taste of her practice in herbalism. Marina brings to her herbalism practice the same qualities that mark her art practice: empathy, compassion, and respect.
Marina will be leading a workshop in herbalism, Plant Based Medicine-Making for Community Immunity, on Sunday, January 17. Find the link to register on the Urban Weaving Retreats Fall 2015 page — scroll to the bottom.