Greener BeeGreen LivingLiving green in Western North Carolina: Artist’s drawings capture the grace of …

Drawings and text by Lorraine Plaxico

Because Western North Carolina is in the forefront nationally for green homes, Xpress challenged me to depict and describe a handful of the area’s most intriguing and inspiring green homes. The project took several months and involved scores of conversations with builders, designers, architects, homeowners and the good folks at WNC Green Building Council — plus lots of hours drawing. The outcome is presented here: eight looks at the diversity, creativity and grace of living green in Western North Carolina.