Owl & Deer
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History & Philosophy

The Owl & The Deer is an arts collective & apothecary grounded in ecological wisdom. Our goal is to reconnect people to their natural capacity for transformation & generosity. We are committed to sustainable ecoarts creation, programming & education.

The Owl & The Deer was founded by artists & student herbalists Anna Chapman & Kate Douglas.

 

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Founders

 
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Anna Chapman

At 28 years old, Anna Chapman has many miles to go. Her interests are ever changing and evolving. Primarily guided by the humanities, Jungian studies, comparative mythology, Deep ecology, and herbalism.

The bulk of her works to date have manifest in three ways:

1. Figurative work which does not set out to portray specific people, but rather archetypal dispositions of universal human endeavors.

2. Geometric abstractions. Visual metaphors drawing on the notion of interdependence between our species and other life systems and the inherent awe that arises when contemplating the mystery of its origin.

3. Life drawing. Anna maintains a consistent life drawing practice, primarily outdoors. Recently participating in the Vermont Institute of Natural Science's 2017 en Plein Air Festival, she won Best in Show and the Quick Paint Competition.

A wide range of mixed mediums, including hand-made paints, are employed to bring a work to life. Her creative process and direction as an artist is largely unpredictable as it hinges on discovery through outward investigation or intimate contemplation.

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Kate Douglas

Kate is a theatre-maker, biophiliac and amateur detective working to challenge audiences about the limits of their world through subversive storytelling and multidisciplinary experiences.

Her work has been performed at venues such as Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, The McKittrick Hotel, Links Hall (Chicago) and the Korzo Theater (the Netherlands) and developed at the New Victory Theater, Rhinebeck Musicals, The National Theater Institute, the Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed, Artemisia Theatre and HERE Arts Center. She is a fellow of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project Fellow and the Juno Leadership Residency at The Omega Institute.

Recent performance credits include Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More, Third Rail’s The Grand ParadiseKansas City Choir Boy starring Courtney Love and Todd Almond (Premiere and Tour) and Fernando Rubio’s Everything by my side (U.S. Premiere).

As a teaching artist, she has trained with Musicians Without Borders, Gibney Dance and Lincoln Center Education, and in additional to herbalism, she is currently studying Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.