It is extremely challenging to detach ourselves from the views of others and to recognize and live true to our own passions, gifts, and purpose. However, gaining this deep understanding of self is the only way to achieve unconditional happiness and sustainability–in the sense of meeting our personal needs (emotional, spiritual, and tangible ones) in harmony with those around us. My art is an important vehicle for me to explore my deepest thoughts and come to a better understanding of myself, and I am passionate about inspiring this awakening in other people. I use symbols and striking imagery to represent the small clues about our true identities that are right at our finger tips, waiting for us to discover!
After becoming a mother, I found myself at a crossroads: “Do I live in Fear/unsustainably (in pursuit of stability alone) or Fearlessly/sustainably (in pursuit of inner peace)?” I chose the latter, because if I gave up on finding inner peace and purpose how could I teach my daughter to do the same? With this decision, I relinquished my full-time-with-benefits position to find my artistic voice, then later (as the world entered the COVID-19 era), relocated from Philadelphia to the Lehigh Valley.
It became clear to me that I embody a sustainability concept as a woman, wife, mother, and artist in two ways: 1) my commitment to understanding my gifts and purpose so that I can best serve my “village” and teach my child to do the same in her lifetime and 2) create artwork that inspires others to do the same.
Zoe Lowry is on a mission to make the journey to living Purposefully “in vogue”. Her graphic design has aired on VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop: Miami” and she has displayed original artwork in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley (her new home since 2020).
- SLV 2023 Table of Contents
- Voices of the Valley – Alphabetic List of Authors
- Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet