“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”
― Baba Dioum (Senegalese forestry engineer)
Forestheart is an expression of my soul purpose and my contribution and response to what I believe is needed right now.
My intention is to bring humans and nature closer together, to foster a deeper love and understanding of our inter-connectedness, by offering nature-inspired artwork, teaching-materials and empowering workshops.
We are experiencing a global environmental and social crisis as well as an awakening of human consciousness, happening side by side. We are living in a time of great danger and even greater possibilities, that would have been almost unimaginable to our ancestors.
Where can we find guidance, peace and stability?
The answers lie within us and all around us. They are revealed to us when we know how to ask, see and listen. On my journey of inner transformation, the forests of Western Europe have been my teachers, sanctuaries and places of initiation for many years and are now at the heart of my work.
By reclaiming and fully acknowledging our inherent relationship to the place we call home, we start healing the wounds of Western Society on an individual and ancestral level, which can then create a positive impact on the whole.
I believe that it’s time to shift from disconnection to connection, dissociation to embodiment, from alienation to belonging and from homelessness to guardianship.
May my work be of benefit and add a small piece to the gigantic mosaic of human genius and creativity.