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I find joy in creating.  When my work is focused on social and environmental issues I find a particularly deep satisfaction.   


Dignity Abiding

Though her face has been scarred by an acid attack her dignity prevails.





Old One

This piece is a mythological constellation of spiritual traditions from the Native Americans to Taoism. This old turtle carries the cosmos on her back in the center of the Lotus.

















Between 30,000 and 35,000 elephants are killed each year by poachers. Each tusk in this sculpture represents 100 elephants. The small tusks were made by participants in meditation.



Walker Silsbee is a retired therapist and the designer and creator of a carbon neutral retreat center near Asheville. She has always had a deep interest in the relationship between people, the earth and it’s many living creatures.  

Walker’s  sculptural ceramic work includes multi media materials and focuses on the miracles of life and our current environmental crises. She recently sculpted a life size Galapagos Tortoise including symbology from the entire evolution of the planet. Other past works bring to life issues such as wildlife poaching, species extinction and the colony collapse disorder of honeybees. All feature animals; most include elements of clocks (reminding us to wake up) and the lotus (to remind us of the sacredness of life.)  

Walker’s work seeks a balance of attention between the complex issues that are facing our planet and the deep connection we have when we are aware of the beauty that surrounds us.   Click to visit my website Walker Silsbee Art

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We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.
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