Evgenia Emets

is creating 1000 Eternal Forest Sanctuaries for 1000 years

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Eternal Forest Mycelium

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$6.50
per month
Thank you for supporting day-to-day mycelium work, creating beautiful soil from which Eternal Forest will grow.

This will go towards ongoing work on the project: communications, social media and web site updates.

You will receive:

  • Eternal gratitude from Eternal Forest
  • A mention of your name on the project Facebook page and group
  • Monthly news through my mailing list
  • A special once a year video message of how Eternal Forest is growing
  • A handmade card with an artwork of Eternal Forest in your post - once a year!

Eternal Forest Grass

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$32
per month
Thank you for supporting ongoing growing, allowing to expand slowly and softly, like sweet grass - the gentle carpet of Eternal Forest.

These funds will go towards ongoing work in artistic business development of the project: countless messaging, emails, searching for new artistic and public speaking opportunities, online platforms - to spread the message of Eternal Forest within art circles. This will also be used to put all media and materials together, create and run web site, bring together a beautiful team and work out strategy and plan for years to come.

You will receive:

  • A one hour Eternal Forest Sanctuary Experience every 4 months in mp3 format which you can take with you on your forest walk!
  • Once in 3 months video updates about Eternal Forest project progress
  • Monthly news through my mailing list
  • Eternal gratitude from Eternal Forest
  • A mention of your name on the project Website
  • A special once a year video message of how Eternal Forest is growing
  • A handmade card with an artwork of Eternal Forest in your post - once a year!

Eternal Forest Shrubs

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$127
per month
Thank you for supporting pioneering shrubby expansion, creating home and shade for the small saplings, protecting them and nurturing them - the nursery of Eternal Forest.

These funds will go towards ongoing work developing partnerships, on-going meetings with potential communities, landowners, organisations. Connecting, reconnecting, mapping and putting flags on the map of the living breathing network of Eternal Forest.

You will receive:

  • An artwork from the Eternal Forest series 2020. From May 2020 I will be creating every week an artwork inspired by ongoing research of Eternal Forest. The artwork will come in the technique ink on paper, size 50x70, professional framing. Delivery to be agreed depending where you are. This Membership option requires minimum 10 months support. 
  • Together with the artwork you will receive a short video about its creation which you will be able to share online. 
  • Once in 3 months video updates about Eternal Forest project progress
  • Monthly news through my mailing list
  • Eternal gratitude from Eternal Forest
  • A mention of your name on the project Website
  • A special once a year video message of how Eternal Forest is growing
  • A handmade card with an artwork of Eternal Forest in your post - once a year!
 

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patrons

$10

per month

About Evgenia Emets

I am working on bringing to life the vision to create 1000 Eternal Forest Sanctuaries that will be protected for a 1000 years. Eternal Forest is a long-term project which raises awareness about our intrinsic need for lush beautiful forests filled with life to inspire people and communities to create Eternal Forest Sanctuaries - through visual art, poetry, film and large scale ecological art.

Please help fund this initiative with 4 exciting membership options I have created for you above. You can expand and explore each of them in detail and find your own unique offering in return to ongoing support of this project.





Single tree where sacred forest no more
Barren vein once a myriad strata
Rare voice - a relic of obsolete song
Idle seeds race perpetual cycle
Roots once severed grow forever apart
Vacant dream amidst human desert
Instant past of the future all we can plant
Every word spoken here is present
Living memory dire cry for emergence

My name is Evgenia
I am a human
I am an artist
I am a poet

I want to express my gratitude to you for your support and interest in my work and for your curiosity to collaborate - in this time of confusion, trouble, transformation, tremendous opportunity to contribute to the deep shift taking place in our society.



Do you agree that we live in a critical time, when each of us needs to think, how are we contributing to the biosphere and to the future of this planet?

What do we want to create and what do we want to be remembered for?

What can we do together today to help restore balance on this planet?

An Eternal Forest Sanctuary is an offering, a gift of old-growth biodiverse forest to future generations. Today old-growth forests are few, many people never experienced the awe of being in the presence of a 1,000 year old being.

An ongoing art project Eternal Forest is the vision to create 1000 Eternal Forest Sanctuaries across the World, protected for 1000 years and to make this experience possible for those who come after us.

It is an invitation to become part of history, by co-creating a new kind of ecological artwork, establishing an Eternal Forest Sanctuary for 1000 years with your friends, family and community.

How can we transform our extractive/exclusively productive relationship with forests and nature and create a culture of guardianship on a timescale beyond one human lifetime?

Looking at a timeline of earth ecosystem - a hundred, a thousand, 10,000 years, how can art be created at this timescale?



My Story


Let’s go back 3 years and see how it all started for me.

Eternal Forest project emerged in 2017 when I moved to Portugal. This was the year of vastly destructive fires. Travelling to explore my new home I drove across endless burned areas, hundreds of kilometers of black stumps, the charred remains of eucalyptus monoculture plantation fires. Humanity's destructive impact on the biosphere made strikingly visible at a scale we usually don't see in Europe.

As an artist I asked myself, what is the role of art in addressing these problems?

How can I contribute?

These questions led me to work with communities across the country and connect with reforestation initiatives over the last 3 years, gradually developing the Eternal Forest project, resulting in the vision to create biodiverse forest sanctuaries as ecological artworks.

Inviting deep-time thinking, Eternal Forest asks the question: ‘how can we create spaces for deep connection with nature through art and ecology?’



Why do I need Patreon and how will I use the funds?

As an ongoing project Eternal Forest requires my full time commitment and dedication: learning, research, building team, creating network, planning, exploring, organising, traveling, presenting, creating, exhibiting, sharing the vision with the world.

This is a life-long journey for me, but I would like to walk this path together with others. This is why at this early stages of Eternal Forest when so many ideas are still forming, the team is being built, future partnerships are being nurtured, the model is being created and tested, places for Eternal Forest Sanctuaries are being found, I am inviting you to join me on this path and find your way of being part of this journey and help me connect the dots. 

Whether you choose to support my ongoing Eternal Forest day-to-day communications and project development, working on partnerships and mapping future Eternal Forest Sanctuaries or my artistic studio practice, you will be planting the seed of the future forest within this international project.

And, who knows, maybe one day we will create one of the 1000 Eternal Forest Sanctuaries together?

Read more about Eternal Forest Vision and check out full project here: http://bit.ly/eternal-forest


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