Lee Ann Woolery

Lee Ann Woolery
Citizen Artist



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My research is grounded in a desire to find ways that people can come to know the natural world which does not rely solely on the Western scientific paradigm but works in tandem with science. I propose that practicing Art-Based Perceptual Ecology (ABPE) in landscapes supports other ways of knowing the vernacular of place. Practicing ABPE, provides a shift in awareness, opening the researcher to detail in the landscape at scales previously unnoticed, through sensory capabilities beyond sight.
June 1998 - April 2006
Antioch University New England
Field of study
  • environmental studies
September 1993 - May 1995


Publications (5)
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As an art-based researcher, scholar and educator, my desire is to engage people in methodologies that lead them to an understanding of global environmental change that does not rely solely on the Western scientific paradigm. In our current environmental crisis, I recognize the need to address our problems in as many ways as they are experienced and...
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The visualization of science plays an important role in the sense making of complex ideas and analytical results. Learn how the University of Missouri prepared future scientists with the skills to understand and clarify the science by engaging them in drawing, symbol making and storytelling. Key to the students new understanding of the research is...
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Background/Question/Methods The environmental challenges of the 21st century—notably climate change and loss of biodiversity—require creative and inspiring collaborations. Art and science often placed at opposite ends of the continuum of ways of knowing can complement one another and offer new approaches to ecological research. This presentation...
Thesis (M.A.)--School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1995. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 64-66).