Full Moon is an experiment in culture making, holding, and remembering. Conceived of and run by artists it exists as shapeshifting entity that is on any day: a tea business, a school, a place to tell stories, a store, a hope, a wish, and a dream.
The image of the moon guides this experiment because it something that is known and unknown. It is universal. It follows the same orbit time and time again finding it’s way back to fullness.
It acknowledges the hands, the places, and the ideas that make our world. It exists as a collective but more as a spider web: soft, tensile, strong, resilient, adaptable.
Chelsea Wills lives in California. She is as an artist, mother, and creative thinker. Her work tells stories with participatory processes that hold space for new possibility, presence, resilience, and dynamic change. She collaborates with social movements, community groups, and organizations to build projects that are participatory, critical, and hopeful. Recently she has been exploring food and migration, writing love letters, and mixing teas.
Melody Overstreet is a poet, artist, printer, and educator based in Santa Cruz, California (Amah Mutsun Tribal Territory). Her work has been featured in publications inclusive of Seed Broadcast, Inverness Almanac, and Chinquapin Quarterly. She is a certified California Naturalist, a teacher with Santa Cruz Kids in Nature school (KIN), and serves as a mentor to students in Book Arts at Kirby School. She has a passion for teaching and making, and offers occasional workshops through the UCSC Arboretum, the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, as well as Cabrillo College Extension. Her artwork and educational approach emphasizes the importance of reconnection to our origins through conversations on plants, community, and place. You can learn more about her work at www.melodyoverstreet.com.