is a two-part project which delves into the unique ways that individuals and organizations have rebuilt their environment and their lives. These tales reflect a universal longing for interconnection — and illustrate creative ways of reimagining the inner and outer structures that support us.
Part I – Tales of Transformation in the Hidden Hills of Western MA: Interviews and photos of ten individuals and/or organizations that have followed a unique vision in rebuilding their lives and communities: created by Laila Salins and Sandra Zandberga, with Gigi Kaeser, photographer.
Part II – Renovating Paradise – or how I learned to love the Apple : a multi-media piece through the eyes of Eve – the transgressive, first female inhabitant of paradise, willing to disobey authority and gloriously follow her desire to know, regardless of the consequences. Music and text: Laila Salins; video: Arturs Virtmanis.
Tales of Transformation in the Hidden Hills
I. Germination: the Renovating Paradise Project (W. Chesterfield)
Germination:the Renovating Paradise Project by Laila Salins, with Sandra [...]
X. Phoenix Song – West Cummington Congregational Church, Stephen Philbrick, minister
X. PHOENIX SONG West Cummington Congregational Church Stephen Philbrick, [...]
IX. Hummingbird House – Wiseways Herbals (Worthington), Mariam Massaro
IX. HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE (Worthington) a/k/a Singing Brook Farm Mariam [...]
VIII. The Other Side of Eden – Andrew DeVries River Studios Sculpture Walking Trail (Middlefield, MA)
The Other Side of Eden - Andrew DeVries River [...]
VII. Miracle Patient – Nan Clark (Chesterfield)
Miracle Patient - Nan Clark (Chesterfield) interviewed by Laila [...]
III. THE YES EDIFICE; INSTITUTE FOR THE MUSICAL ARTS (Goshen, MA) co-founders: Ann Hackler & June Millington
THE YES EDIFICE Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA, [...]
V. After the Storm – the Old Grist Mill; Kent and Lynn Hicks (W. Chesterfield)
After the Storm - the Old Grist Mill Kent [...]