LucyMathewsHeegaard ArtistStatement

I call myself a story “collector” because I don’t create stories from my imagination, I collect them from real life. I love to dabble in various forms of digital media and enjoy mixing sounds, photographs, spoken narrative, and video with the written word to amplify the meaning and emotion in the stories I tell. My theory is that if a story touches our hearts, we’ll not only be far more likely to remember it, we’ll probably never forget it.

There’s so much negative news in the world today, pressing problems that desperately need our attention and care, but I don’t think we can adequately address what’s wrong in the world without bolstering ourselves significantly with what nourishes our spirits.

Stories are a two-way street. The listening is as important as the telling. Please feel welcomed to share your own thoughts and stories in the comments section of each post.

Recent Stories

On Doing the Right Thing - “A little meditation” on “doing the right thing for the reward of doing the right thing” inspired by poet Seamus Heaney's St. Kevin and the Blackbird.
An Ode to Light (and my Sister) - “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ― William Shakespeare
An American Elegy - "a reminder of how fragile and precious life is and how intimately connected we all are as human beings" —composer Frank Ticheli