Sarita Dougherty draws maps to see and re-see the world for personal and collective transformation. These cosmologies are the center and start of her work. She generates habitats and paints them as research for her DIY PhD in Pachamama Consciousness, or earth-based aesthetics, ecology and education. She has taught art for over 15 years as a way to locate identity and healing. Sarita is a 2017 Artist in Residency with the Women’s Center for Creative Work at The Huntington Gardens and teaches at The University of Redlands and Cypress College. She lives and works on a mountain with her partner and baby in Yangna (Los Angeles).