Where others are building walls, we are building ponds, gardens and homes with the most contemporary materials available to ask nature what it needs if we are to live parallel to this surface. In Havilah we can provide shelter and habitat and ecosystems, within themselves fragile and extraordinary strongholds, for future generations.
Surrounding territories such as LA and San Francisco are pricing artists and studios in a precarious and dangerous position of deciding between rent and health insurance vs. time and materials to create and share. Lower to middle class artists have to find new innovative ways to live and work. Materials must be considered differently and market based art sales are at a 2% affordability moment. There is no better time to voice old and new forms of art, a diverse range of ages and ethnicities that are prolific in their impact - from their environments to ours - will carry this knowledge forward as we go.
Havilah means gold: before Los Aangeles was much of a thought, Havilah had settlers from early Anglo Saxon to indigenous Mexicans and Native Americans: a melting pot for diversity and exchange of culture that shaped the people and affected the landscape. From the gold miners to the Basque settlers there was change. Where there was water there was a way – that has become true again today.
This rugged and chaotic landscape was and is one of the last North American bio-technical regions still in the process of evolution. This model has a striking resemblance to some of the possibilities of our AIR.
a. We invite birder and Audobon societies to visit.
b. We invite art associations from all over the world to join in our discussion.
c. We continue to be self sustainable to the egress and ingress of science and progress in so long as it serves the people of the land.
d. We share all information, responsibility, maintenance and accountability.
e. We continue to reach out to others, address their concerns and help provide information that grows in intellectual breadth and depth.
f. We never exceed what we can handle and NEVER exhaust the land and its survival.
Havilot is one of our first partner sites. It is located at the Southern tip of the Sequoia National Forest.