This month we will feature Michelle Wallace. To learn more about our Art in the Café program, click here.

Michelle Wallace is an herbalist, gardener, and artist who explores and relates to Vermont's natural beauty in a unique way. Exploring the forests, fields, and gardens surrounding her home, she gathers flowers, seeds, leaves, and other plant materials to create nature mandalas. Mandala is a Sanskrit word for circle that traditionally has been used as an aid to meditation. For her, this impermanent art is a meditation on noticing the plants throughout the seasons, their exquisite details and symmetry. Each mandala may last only a few hours or a few days. She selects one photograph and then casts the mandala into the winds with a one-word intention or prayer.