a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Now older, now firmly planted in the Hudson Valley, Duston Spear misses the river of her childhood, the source of her grandmother’s basin of stories—The James at Scotland Wharf where the Captain John Smith docks at night on the other side of Jamestown.
Duston Spear (she/her) has artwork in the collections of the Metropolitan, Weatherspoon and Brooklyn Museums, and grants from Art Matters, The Puffin Foundation, Creative Time and the New York State Council for the Arts. Her political artwork includes founding ‘3 Women in Black’ (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duston_Spear), ‘Red Thread: the prisoner and the painter’ a short video collaboration with Judith Clark (Amazon.com). She teaches studio and seminar courses in art as an adjunct of Marymount Manhattan College’s program inside a maximum security women’s prison.