Seat of Hope
All the natural systems and parts of the Boreal Forest ecosystem work in harmony to support one another. Their stories are woven into a seat of hope and community as they work together to survive and grow. We as humans are just a piece of the puzzle. We can find strength and hope in living within this complete system and community.
Years ago, I did a project painting a chair reflecting what supports my life. Through my recent experience with ITOC I was inspired to paint another chair as I found that without all the parts; the legs the braces the backing…it can hold nothing, it is incomplete. All the parts are necessary no matter how small.
It all fits together to support life, inspire, and give us hope for future generations!
Susan Grace Stoltz (Susan Grace) has lived and treasured life in the boreal forest of the Interior of Alaska for almost 40 years. An accomplished folk singer and songwriter known as an Environmental Troubadour, she toured nationally for many years, speaking out for wild places and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Susan has also worked for years as an Environmental Educator, creating curricula and natural history programs. She has worked with the International Crane Foundation in Russia and South Korea, helping with youth and cranes and creating the International Crane Camp in Cherwon, South Korea.