Permission to Heal (2018) New superadobe earth sculpture made with mud from the Montecito mudslides. She was built with my mom, and members of the community, including homeless and those struggling with addiction, from Recovery Ranch.

Permission to Heal (2018) New superadobe earth sculpture made with mud from the Montecito mudslides. She was built with my mom, and members of the community, including homeless and those struggling with addiction, from Recovery Ranch.

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Permission to Heal was located at the corner of Anapamu and State Street, downtown Santa Barbara, across from the Santa Barbara Museum.

Permission to Heal

2018 State of the Art Gallery Exhibition with Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture. Exhibited from 1 April - 30 July, 2018.

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Gathering the earth with members of Recovery Ranch, a sober living organization for people recovering from addiction.

Gathering the earth with members of Recovery Ranch, a sober living organization for people recovering from addiction.

 

Many gifts were left adorning Venus, or at her base. Members of the community cared for and connected with this sculpture. Some images from the building process below.