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"Try and penetrate without limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernable concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything we can comprehend is my religion."

- Albert Einstein

Biography

Rae Diamond is an artist and educator living on Coast Salish land, who weaves language, voice, breath, and other sounds, movement, and things found outside into sensory experiences designed to stimulate attunement with nature. They/she received a BA from The Evergreen State College, studied intonation with harmonic singing adept, Stephen Fandrich, and viola with Shira Kammen. They founded and directed the Long Tone Choir 2013 - 2020, and continue to collaborate with Thingamajigs Performance Group and Rachael Sharkland. Rae's book, Cantigee is published by North Atlantic Books, and their first poetry and art collection will be published by First Matter Press in September 2023. She also teaches Qigong, and spends as much time as possible in nature.

Statement

As our species now faces problems that are beyond the bounds of logical solutions, I am devoted to creating work that cultivates faculties of the mind beyond the limits of logic and of the known. It is these compassionate and interconnected mind-states that stimulate ideas and actions that bring us into balance with our bodies, with each other, and with nature.

Values & Politics

I aim to inspire attunement with nature, environmental stewardship, receptivity, and kindness. These aims encompass all of my politics, which include Black Lives Matter, Indigenous rights, full spectrum gender equality, and the importance of being what we truly are, and letting others - humans, plants, animals, geographies, water, air, darkness, quiet, infinity, and all else - be what they are.

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