Chelsea (she/her/they/them) is a queer artist, art therapist, and educator living in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico (Ogap’oge, unceded, occupied land of the Tewa speaking people). An interdisciplinary artist rooted in an eco-psychological framework, her intersectional work focuses on facilitating healing related to grief and anxiety in the climate crisis through integrative investigations. Amalgamating visual, somatic, and ecological processes she aims to explore multi-faceted layers of humxn and other-than-humxn experiences in the current climate crisis. She is the found of Curam, a creative climate justice initiative which facilitates support for womxn, Artist in Residency Coordinator for Loam and the Art Program Manager for Our Climate Voices. She received her Master of Arts in Counseling & Art Therapy from Southwestern College, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University. Chelsea has participated in artist residences with Land Arts of the American West and Bilpin Center for International Creative Initiatives in Australia. She is passionate about engaging in visual endeavors to remediate divides amongst humxn and other-than-humxn species.
Community in Crisis
Community in Crisis is a series of photographs portraying the Crisis Collective CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) initiative. The Crisis Collective CSA was conceived of and organized by Annie Krahl of Annie’s Herbs, and is a wonderful example of how we can directly employ interconnectivity, empathy, and care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Annie collaborated with different local farmers every week to offer the Santa Fe community a variety of seasonal organic produce, graciously donating a free CSA share to one family for every 10 shares sold.
The images depict the hands that delivered the produce; hands which represent modes of transportation, vehicles of care. Together, they offer a visual narrative of admiration, gratitude, and inspiration for how we can come together as a community and nourish each other in times of need.
This event is part of the Culture Connects Midtown Project. To learn more visit cultureconnects.site.
“Community In Crisis”
“Annie & Mabel . Annies Herbs”
“Astrid . Monte Vista Vagabond Farmers”
“Brett . Jubilee Farm”
“Charles . Monte Vista Organic Farm”
“Clare . Western Family Farm”
“Dave . Monte Vista Organic Farm”
“Jennifer . Monte Vista Organic Farm”
“Lisa . Malandro Farms”
“Loretta . Monte Vista Organic Farm”
“Mat . Groundstone Farm”
“Meghan . Reyah Sunshine Farm”
“Nevy . Santa Cruz Farm”
“Osiris . Vagabond Farmers”
“Reyah . Reyah Sunshine Farm”
“Tory . Wild Harbor Farm”