Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism.
But, in fact, they are perpetually passing into one another. —Margaret Fuller

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra



in a Transcendental Light

The Innermost House experiment is also a documentary work of art. Our work in the world as a public benefit foundation is measured by the connections we form and communicate: connections between dark and light, night and day, earth and heaven; between east and west, north and south; between rich and poor, learned and unlearned; between feminine and masculine, youth and age, matter and spirit; between knowledge and experience; between art and science; between life in the woods and life in the world. We seek to express an underlying unity of things through an experiment in "plain living and high thinking" in the American landscape. 


We believe in the communicative power of art and the investigative insight of science. Our project is a creative, curated experiment, and we invite artists and scientists, particularly photographers, documentary filmmakers and naturalists, to join with us in search of the meanings of deep time and place. We believe in the beauty of truth and the truth of beauty.

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