First, Don Kennell and Lisa Adler fell in love. Then they made an art car. Then they had a couple of babies. They both did their graduate work at Rutgers University, he in art, she in the social sciences. This was in the nineties. They have been collaborators ever since. Love is a founding principle of their partnership and of the company that they run today.
They love bringing something of beauty into the world that resonates with the viewer. As a company, their mission is to activate public space while bringing nature into human consciousness.
Don and Lisa moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2000. They wanted to raise our family close to wide-open spaces and to be in a city with a thriving arts community. Don maintained a career as an artist and Lisa taught at the College of Santa Fe while they both raised their daughters. In the early 2000’s, Lisa led a number of community initiatives that connected students with local businesses, nonprofits and community development projects. During this time, Don and Lisa co-taught classes on the intersection of art and society.
They believe that space matters to human feelings and human endeavors. They believe that life is better when people feel connected to each other and to the places where we live. That connection makes people care about their community. When people care, life is better.