The Outermost Painting: The presence of life sustains life

The Outermost Painting: The presence of life sustains life is a film made in collaboration with Christina Winbigler, filmmaker, and Paula Burleigh, curator, and commissioned by Allegheny College.  The video documents the site-specific project of the same name, installed in the outdoor sculpture garden at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania from October 2nd to December 12th.  READ MORE

“Subtle Affinity” Essay Published in Forty-Five with Review by David L. Hays

“Subtle Affinity,” is published in Forty-Five: A Journal of Outdoor Research and reviewed by David L. Hays. Read the full essay and accompanying review in Forty-Five: A Journal of Outdoor Research.

Race to Save the Planet, The Environmental Revolution, WGBH, NOVA, 1990

I worked on this documentary as a researcher back in 1989 and recently discovered it on youtube.”The Environmental Revolution, traces the development of humanity from prehistoric man to present day. For thousands of years, humans were a nomadic species and relied upon the environment for survival. The advent of agriculture in the last 10,000 years,.  READ MORE

Elements and The Outermost Painting at Allegheny College

Opening October 1st Elements, a two-person show curated by Paula Burleigh in The Bowman, Penelec, and Megahan Gallery at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA along with The Outermost Painting, an outdoor installation in the garden of the gallery.

Mary Thomas, Elise Adibi models a holistic universe in the Frick Greenhouse, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 4, 2017

Mary Thomas reviews Respiration Paintings at The Frick Pittsburgh in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 4, 2017 Elise Adibi Post-Gazette Photo credits: Steve Mellon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Catalogue For Respiration Paintings

View the Frick Catalogue.

Biophilia Talk at The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Biophilia, “Instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems” Bubbles and Bella/ Domestic and Wild (endangered) Emotional Connection

Painting as a Site of Resistance

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University Fellows Presentation