"We are unique expressions of multiple, complex layers of relationship. At the same time we are interdependent with each other, the planet and the universe. Deep observation, awareness, and alignment allow us to map the territory of our inner realities in relation to all else that is. From that orientation, relationship with all things becomes our Practice for Living/Living Practice."
Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees
Sullivan TwoTrees has spent a life at the crossroads where species, cultures, beliefs and the unknown intersect, collide and evolve in both dissonance and resonance.
As an artist/educator/activist she has worked with individuals, communities, local governments and organizations in the US, Europe and New Zealand. She is past recipient of the Lila Wallace International Artist Award and has held positions as Academic Challenge Scholar in Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University and Scholar in Residence in the schools of Business and Fine Arts at Miami University and at Cleveland Institute of Art. She has been on the faculty of the Donella Meadows Leaders Fellowship at the Sustainability Institute in Vermont and was the founder of Earthtime, an off the grid non profit in Arizona that focused on indigenous cultural exchange and support for sustainable practices in the surrounding communities and the Navajo Reservation.
Currently she is working with Matt Kolan facilitating Earthtime Practice a series of seasonal retreats on the cross quarter days at Shelburne Farms,Vermont. The retreats are focused on creating sacred space for reciprocal communication with nature and the unseen world. She is also working with Matt Kolan and Carolyn Finney as members of the National Park System Advisory Board Relevancy Committee; as faculty for the Center for Whole Communities in Vermont and as consultants with Nature Bridge engaging issues of difference, power and privilege. She is currently Lecturer at the University of Vermont in the Rubenstein School of Natural Resources.
Her work as an artist and environmental conceptualist includes and ongoing series of handmade books and installations to honor the honeybee as guardians and messengers of the intersection between people and the Earth. She has been working with beekeepers around the country to illuminate the evolving identity of land and community shaped at that intersection especially in the face of climate change.
Practice for Living, Living Practice
Over the course of the past 35 years TwoTrees has continued todevelop and evolve Seven Directions Practice® with the input and guidance of many indigenous elders. Practice for Living, Living Practice and Earthtime Practice are both expressions of this foundation, which focuses on helping humans re-orient to our indigenous mind, and regenerate our essential relationship with the Earth's wisdom.
"Kaylynn is elemental and she is awake. I recommend her to anyone who yearns to flower their fullest most authentic, congruent life purpose. "
- Debra Roberts,Executive Producer The Honeybee Project
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