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The lumen prints in Curing The Ails were conceived during an artist residency at The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Science in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  This series is a visual index of the plants used in traditional southern Appalachian folk medicine that were found on the property. Folk healing goes by many names, depending on where it’s practiced including the terms root work, folk medicine, folk magic, and kitchen witchery. Southern Appalachian folk healing modalities—using plants, prayers, herbs, and dirt to heal illnesses, ward off evil, and protect the home meld European, African, and Native American influences.

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The lumen prints in Curing The Ails were conceived during an artist residency at The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Science in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  This series is a visual index of the plants used in traditional southern Appalachian folk medicine that were found on the property. Folk healing goes by many names, depending on where it’s practiced including the terms root work, folk medicine, folk magic, and kitchen witchery. Southern Appalachian folk healing modalities—using plants, prayers, herbs, and dirt to heal illnesses, ward off evil, and protect the home meld European, African, and Native American influences.