a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Ana Flores is a sculptor, ecological designer, educator, curator, and activist. Her sculptural work focusing on cultural and ecological narratives is shown internationally and included in private, corporate and institutional collections throughout the United States and abroad. For over two decades she has been promoting interdisciplinary dialogue and groundbreaking collaborations between the arts and sciences. She has worked with communities to design award-winning outdoor installations, parks, and programming that engage people with the history of their local landscapes and the landscapes they carry within, as cultural heritage. Flores’ interests with deep ecology and histories of place are fed by her own experiences of displacement; she was born in Cuba and arrived with her family in the United States as refugees. Flores has taught Ecological Art at Rhode Island School of Design and Bryant University, and has been invited as a visiting artist to institutions across the United States and abroad.