SARA OVERTON is an artist based in New York City. Her visual art is often meditative and influenced by the natural world. Sara conceived of the Awake in the Wild Experience (AWE), a mindfulness-in-nature art project currently in development for New York City and Los Angeles. AWE is inspired by the mindfulness practices of meditation teacher Mark Coleman, who is the author of the book Awake in the Wild and collaborating on the project. Sara's work is frequently influenced by her interest in Buddhism, and she has had a Buddhist meditation practice for more than a decade. She received a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and previously worked in media, including as a producer for public broadcasting at San Francisco's KQED Radio, where she worked on many live events and discussions.