Hello, I'm Shelby,
I am an Ecological Artist, and Educator.
I was born here in the Northwest near the Pacific Ocean, and from an early age I have been called to help safeguard our seas, and those who rely on them. As ecology focuses on the interconnected relationships between life forms and their surroundings, so too does my work.
My practice of utilizing salvaged plastic marine debris through artistic application explores the intimate interactions between humanity, the earth, and our oceans, and moreover how these relationships evolve over time and influence one another.
I am a working artist, and teach intergenerational creative conservation through art, a Gerontology Professional, Certified Professional Activity Director, Conscious Dying Coach and End of Life Doula.
I believe in whole person care, compassion, creativity, community, and conservation.
When we support one another in kindness the world becomes a happier and healthier place for us all.