I AM NATURE
Elin loves serving as a visiting author/artist in schools. In this participatory art project, children living in the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Canada were invited to express their own wild identities using natural materials they found around their neighborhoods and schools. They read You Are Stardust and discussed the myriad ways we are nature, and then they set to work creating compostable self-portraits. You can see some images of the portraits here in the "I AM NATURE" online gallery. But you can't see the real portraits. The children deconstruct them, turning the bits and pieces of nature they were made from into compost in their school gardens. Imagining all the veggies and flowers their wild identities will nourish is part of the fun!