Heather Taylor-Zimmerman


Heather Taylor-Zimmerman


As a visionary artist and art historian, I love the process of creation, recognizing it as fundamental to systems thinking and collective progress. Believing a synthetic vision is required to help move us into a sustainable future, I create visions that reflect the patterns of nature, modeling a new biomimicry of thought based upon universal concepts.


Olympia, WA, USA

What draws you to the STIA conference?

I am drawn by the people and a creative urge to collaborate in building new concepts. I want to learn from the many voices gathered and create imagery that reflects the ideas and people who come.

What are you hoping to experience?

I want to be inspired and to learn to see things in a new light, from a larger perspective.

What are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about creativity and ingenuity–finding revolutionary ways to perceive and conceive of solutions.

How do you see transformation occurring from this conference?

I imagine a synergy between those who gather and the ideas and energies they introduce. I see a constellation and reconfiguration of these ideas to form something new and, as yet, unimagined.

What’s your bigger vision?

I think the world needs a vision as a blue print for constructing our future–not as singular components but as a cohesive whole. We must start integrating and aligning resources toward a more collaborative vision.

What needs to happen for you to evaluate this STIA+ experience as a success?

I will know by my energy and ideas to what extent I have been influence. The connections I make, both within and without, will help me to assess my experience. This could be shared in a response form.