Featured Alumni: Kaya Morelli

What was your Question?

What is the connection between the natural world and creativity?

Briefly describe your Keystone

For my keystone I connected geologic and ceramic processes in a visual arts project. I made sculptures inspired by the geologic formations of slot canyons and also chemically analyzed three different clay samples to explore how the “ingredients” of clay contribute to the way in which they can be used.

Which of your Touchstone readings would you recommend to any and all Quest Alumni? Why?

I would recommend “The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman. It explores the ways in which the planet is both resilient and fragile to the impacts of humans, and includes snippets of historical communities and ways of life that I had never heard of.

What’s next?

I just finished my 12th season of commercial fishing in Alaska this summer and really don’t know what is next! Maybe another bike trip…?

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