Our Nature

EP 03: The Mystery Of Nature With Artist Emily Johnston

Episode Notes

Emily Johnston is an artist and photographer whose work takes her around the world exploring the intimate landscapes of our relationships to each other and to our environments. In this episode of the Our Nature Podcast, Emily shares how the mystery of the natural world has been a source of consistent exploration for her art and for her life. From growing up in Paris to living in New York City and finally finding a home in upstate NY, Emily’s journey is one of curiosity, creativity and a perpetual dialogue with nature. Her Ash Drawing series wherein she scattered ash from communal fires out onto the snow explores the significance of ritual, impermanence, memory, and presence. This episode is inspiring for anyone who has looked to nature for inspiration and collaboration. We’re all artists and creators engaging in some sort of conversation with the natural world. This is Emily’s story. I hope you enjoy it!


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  1. What is your favorite place in nature?
  2. What is the animal, mineral or plant that resonates with you the most?
  3. What is one thing we can do right now to connect with the natural world and bring more harmony into our lives?
    I think stop and slow down and breathe the air we’re breathing consciously.
  4. What’s the greatest lesson nature has taught you?
    That I’m a being that’s a part of something and not separate from what’s around me.
  5. Nature brings me…