Eileen Powell’s (January 2012) current work is installations in character and incorporates ceramics, video, and other media to convey ecological and environmental themes. Specifically her work seeks to examine the emotions we feel as our lands, seas, and natural habitats degrade. Ultimately Eileen is seeking to create a visual statement regarding the importance nature has to our quality of life; not only our physical well- being but also our emotional and spiritual health. Eileen draws inspiration from the natural world and herextensive travels. Prior to returning to school to complete her BS in ceramic sculpture from Southern Connecticut State University and MFA from Clemson University, Eileen guided whitewater and sea kayak trips around the world including Galapagos, Costa Rica, Greece, Turkey, France, Italy, the Caribbean, Everglades, and the Grand Canyon.