Emilie is the “Storykeeper” of “Story Woods”. She listens to the stories of the animals and people and passes them on from generation to generation. She “keeps” the stories she hears so she can tell them to future generations. She knows that children learn from those who have gone before.
Emilie is also a teacher. She has chosen this garden as a place to help children and adults learn about nature, animals, and sculpture. Emilie keeps and tells the stories she hears to remind us that humans, animals and nature are all interconnected, and that we can choose to live together in peace and harmony. One of the ways she would like us to understand this is through the beautiful art that humans create.
When you first see Emilie, she is sitting quietly, holding a turtle in her lap and another on her arm, listening to their stories. Emilie waits for people and animals to visit with her, touch her, and tell her their stories so she can remember and keep them for all time."