Why Are We Doing This
How do we decide the value of our natural assets? How much value is in a 200 year old tree? Does the lumber value exceed the intrinsic and everlasting arboreal spirit harboring nurturing capabilities we can only guess at? Ancient forests contain natural amphitheatres, trysting dells, glens, fens, laggans, tors, chasms, vales and dales, cathedral aisles between towering vertical trunks blanketed with mosses and ferns; these natural events form an exhilarating woodland habitat. Our systems are synergetic and impeccable, always employed by site forces.
Humans have dominated our environment to a point where other forces are overshadowed by their influence, creating opportunities for system failures. Facade has overtaken content, unraveling the authority of robust and meaningful design.
As biological residents concerned about our survival we must quickly find a sincere state of balance between natural and built environments, developing successful strategies that will translate well into the future; the sub-culture must become the culture. Wild Sitecrafting must be the norm, not the exception; an archetype must be created to be a model for others.
A visionary project changes the social and economic landscape, creating its own demand; with the first listing the obvious will finally become available to consumers, unrelenting gauges for the value of stuff.
Our region would do well owning the prototype of Moondance; it is an iconic occurrence and will be a part of our cultural identity. The time and place are coalescing quickly on an international stage - Washington State is the perfect place for this emerging event .
From Thoreau: “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Now, after generations, we see that he was right.