Social Artist Rhea Miller, Assistant Director of the Lopez Community Land Trust, Lopez Island, WA, recently facilitated a gathering of 24 staff and board members of four community land trusts in the islands, using a Social Artistry approach. Rhea describes, “We spent the day ‘unleashing our creativity’ in order to unleash the power of our communities. It was successful, and people left energized.” They looked at the three levels of an organization, through the lenses of sensory, psychological/historical and mythic. They used these three levels to create a mind map of words and symbols. If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.
Draw a different frame around the same set of circumstances and new pathways come into view.
Find the right framework and extraordinary accomplishment becomes an everyday experience.