Mountain Water Residency

November 2022

Artists’ Refuge & Land Restoration Laboratory

Joan Anderson and Robert Spellman are the owners of Mountain Water Retreat.

Contemplative practice is combined with creative practice. My partner in life and retreat Noah Travis Phillips.


at Razzle Dazzle Museum

Winter Blooms at Alto Gallery

with Lucy Holtsnider and Christi Palitto

More info here

Bigger View(s): Earth, Anthropocene, Beauty
August 5 – October 16, 2021
Boulder Public Library

Jennifer Lord

Noah Travis Phillips

David D’Agostino

The artists Jennifer Lord, Noah Travis Phillips, and David D’Agostino create multi-centered, parallel simultaneous realities that celebrate nature and disrupt humanities extractive paradigms and anthropocene legacies. Bigger View(s): Earth, Anthropocene, Beauty suggests that another world is possible. The art questions dualistic understandings both formally and thematically, shifting the view from the human-centric to the more-than-human and opening feeling-ways into new modes of being with(in). The artwork conjures feelings of harmony, beauty, sublimity, grief and interconnection. We posit this as a way forward through the Anthropocene. Another world is possible.

Bigger View(s) x Reading List

How do we feel the air? How does the air feel us?

Read Instructions for Feeling the Air

Rainbow Above the Ruins

Noah Travis Phillips and Jennifer Lord

Dateline Gallery

3004 Larimer St Denver, CO

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June 4- June 26, 2021

Equinox Performance with The Wilds

March 21, 2021 2:30pm MST

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Event hosted by Gesture Press @apresscalledgesture

INVITATION ~ Costumes encouraged ~

@anangka @lamedaisy @maxdaviesmusic @radmadruthless @nico_nico_ni_co_las @juniperlord @toniroxanneoswald

Photos by the wonderful Natalia Gaia @nataliagaiaphoto and Jennifer Lord @juniperlord


Speculative Futures, Present Imaginations

A Virtual Exhibition in conjunction with the annual conference of the Octavia E. Butler Literary Society, presented online and co-sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women at St. Catherine University, in honor of International Women’s Day. The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery presents Speculative Futures, Present Imaginations, a virtual community art exhibition celebrating the visionary writings of Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006). 

March 1 – April 30, 2021



Bigger View(s): Earth, Anthropocene, Beauty

Bigger Views postcard front copy

Bigger View(s) challenges the relationships inherent in capitalist/Western/modern value structures. This outdated perspective places human beings at the top of an extractive pyramid, where the Earth and all life systems are here for the consumption and use of human society. Bigger View(s) offers parallel simultaneous realities of multi-centered networks, a rhizomatic being structure also called Nature. The art is not human-centric, rather it opens feeling-ways into new modes of being with(in). The artwork conjures feelings of harmony, beauty, sublimity, grief and interconnection. We posit this as a way forward through the Anthropocene. Another world is possible.

Bigger View(s) x Reading List

Bigger View(s) x  Full Moon Performance

May 7, 2020 hosted online via Zoom.

Sponsored by the Boulder Public Library and in conjunction with Bigger View(s): Earth, Anthropocene, Beauty, an evening showcasing: a multimedia performance-lecture, dance and poetry on the themes of the exhibition.

Featuring: Irene Joyce, Julia Madsen, Sherri Marilena Pauli, and Noah Travis Phillips

Bigger View(s) x Cinema Program ~tbd

The 1973 adult animated science fiction film directed by René Laloux Fantastic Planet, is an allegorical story about humans living on a strange planet dominated by giant humanoid aliens. When approached through the lens of the exhibition, the film offers the viewer a shift in perspective allowing them to develop and exercise their empathy muscles. See Noah Travis Phillips wild cover.

Bigger View(s) x Ikebana ~tbd

Weekend Sogetsu Ikebana Showcase

Members of Kalapa Ikebana and Sogetsu Colorado will make Japanese flower arrangements in response to the artworks.

Celebrate The Week of All Beings

How to Celebrate The Week of All Beings

1. Eat vegetarian for seven days
2. Learn about an Animal
3. Share what you learned with a loved one, co-worker, classmate, or friend

Why to Celebrate The Week of All Beings

The Week of All Being is about creating personal connections with the living beyond-human world. One of the high impact actions that individuals can take to counter climate change recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to eat a plant based diet. Learning about an animal expands one’s awareness of and connection to other beings, and can teach you new things about being human. Sharing what you learn extends the network. It connects you, your animal, and your learning with others. You can add a personal touch to your celebration by dressing like your animal and/or making an artwork about or inspired by your learning.

Celebrating The Week of All Beings is something my family does leading up to the Spring Equinox. It was partly inspired by Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy. We started celebrating the

Winter and Summer Solstices and the Spring and Fall Equinoxes as part of (re)connecting with our Earth. Over the years different traditions have started forming around each holiday.





Outdoor Equinox Garden Ikebana Event

20 September, 2020


My ikebana dedicated to transforming the world with justice and health for all beings


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Maker Made

Feb. 8 – March 30
Boulder Library, Main – Canyon Gallery

Opening Reception: Feb 8th (6pm-9pm)

An exhibition celebrating the work of the designers, engineers, artists, and craftspeople who exemplify our maker community. Showcased pieces will include printed materials, three-dimensional objects, kinetic, and interactive projects.


Rough Gems: Literally Behind at Union Hall January 15 – 30, 2020
Opening Night January 15, 2020, 6 – 9pm
1750 Wewatta Street Suite 144, Denver, CO
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With Julio Alejandro, Lindsay Smith Gustave, Andrew Huffman, John Barnabas Lake, and Marsha Mack

Currated by George Perez@georgepperez

Showcasing a combination of six emerging and established Denver-based artists, curator George P. Perez presents painter Andrew Huffman, painter Julio Alejandro, photographer John Barnabas Lake, mixed-media artist Lindsay Smith Gustave, painter Jennifer Lord, and sculptor Marsha Mack as you’ve never seen them before. Artworks have been commissioned and selected specifically to be displayed in the form of an installation which utilizes an aesthetic of awkward and uncanny to take on the perceived divide between fine art and interior design. In Literally Behind, artworks are obstructed by furniture, situated underneath design objects, hung behind curtains, and peeking through plants; asking the viewer to confront the ways that interior spaces and curation methods alter their perceptions of artworks and their meaning.


Seeing Through Drawing: Communicating Ideas Through Sketching

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Wednesday, December 4th, 12:30-3pm at Boulder Shambhala Center

$25 for general public and BSC members with Noah Travis Phillips


Wednesday October 30, 2019 12-3pm at Boulder Shambhala Center
with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen
obi from tokyo temple sidewalk sale, silk scarf


Annual Ikebana and Ikenobo Grand Exhibition

2019 Show Poster copy copy


Listen to this podcast interview I did with Sara Marie Miller of Thyme in the Studio

As you find yourself in the verdant fields with the sun on your face

What happens when a rainbow turns into a field of flowers, or further a bouquet? We have come to a place where there is a recognition that sentient beings are more than just the human inhabitants of this plane. And even that, that narrow view is harmful to those very humans.  Everywhere one finds oneself, one is in a field of subjective multitudes.

Research has shown that spending time in a forest, in nature, has a positive health benefit. Moreover, having cut flowers in your environment has a beneficial health impact on the viewer. What about paintings of flowers?

Here we face the paintingness of these paintings. Flowers and landscapes yes, and marks, gestures, stains, colors and masking. There is representation and abstraction, gesture and description, everything is available. All of the paintings in AS YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE VERDANT FIELDS WITH THE SUN ON YOUR FACE were made in 2019. It is the eighth month of that year.

What is the goal or hopes of the artist? To awaken a sense of the wonder of this world, of life, of nature. Painting as a recognition of ourselves, each one of us, humans, in, embedded within an ecology, a shimmering existence.

Canvas to Cuff at Walters and Hogsett Jewelers

Gallery Night Friday, April 19 4:30-6:30pm

My Shore, My Sounds, My Earth, My Place
My Shore, My Sounds, My Earth, My Place, 2015, Acrylic on Oak Panel; 24 x 32”


Canvas to Cuff provides Boulder professional and student painters the opportunity to have their original artwork replicated on an ÉVOCATEUR gold leaf cuff.

Winning designs will be inducted into the Walters & Hogsett Boulder Artist Series. Winning artists will receive an ÉVOCATEUR cuff with their artwork and share in the proceeds of every future sale online or in-store!


A group show at MEGAFAUNA Curated by Alex Hall

Opening Friday, February 15, 2019 6-9pm

Featuring works with watercolor, acrylic, photography and oil paints by Moe Gram, Jennifer Lord, Felicia Mora and Alexander Hall

February 14 – March 9, 2019

Featured Event First Friday March 1, 2-9pm including activations, networking and holistic practice by Cultural Arts United

November, 2 – 3, 2018

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IKENOBO GRAND EXHIBITION: Life in Edo Japan – Flowers and Scroll Paintings from the 18th Century

October 20 – 21, 2018

Baac ikebana

Canyon Gallery. 1001 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO

Basically Paintings insta

Actually Painting, works by Jennifer Lord, is a counterpoint to Basically Painting, an exhibit that centers around digital painting, but with a turn toward / away from what that normally evokes. Read more here.

Welcome Earth Dog, new works on view at Boulder Shambhala Center

February 15 – March 30, 2018

Closing Reception Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:30-7:30pm

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Installation view Every Extinct Bird and Light of Trinity: July 16, 1945, both works 24 x 32”

2018 annual Sogetsu Ikebana Show

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Jennifer Lord, “Subtle Spring”, 2018

Article in the Denver Post on the show

Handmade Journals @ MAIN

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Handmade Journal workshop I taught for Teens at the Boulder Public Library; Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4:30-6:00pm.

Secret Third collaboration in Reality Beach Issue Five

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The Passage of Light Can Be Bent

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Jennifer Lord, Butoh-ha site specific installation, scrolls and ikebana
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Noah Travis Phillips, Flies, multi-media performance lecture

Building Mountain Water


9th annual TITWRENCH fest Qigong Five Animal Playtime, a workshop I taught, August 26, 2017


For further information about ongoing T’ai Chi Ch’uan classes I instruct, visit Rocky Mountain T’ai Chi Ch’aun.