Mat Osmond is a writer and illustrator based in Falmouth, Cornwall. Since its inception in 2009 The Dark Mountain Project has been a much valued travelling companion, fostering many fruitful encounters and lasting friendships over the past ten years. Mat’s longstanding sense that the predicament of anthropogenic mass-extinction presents a fundamentally spiritual dilemma is something that runs through all his work. He’s turned to meet it of late though an ongoing series of essays, Gyrovague Meditations, the first of which, Greenstone Axe, addresses the question ‘What would it mean, to you, to address God as Mother?’. Mat’s currently working on a book of poems and pictures with the artist Kate Walters, The Black Madonna’s Song (Atlantic Press 2020), and on a related essay about Extinction Rebellion and the rewilding of prayer, The Nurse Log . In 2020 he’ll be co-steering a creative summit with Art.Earth in Dartington, All in the End is Harvest: On Death, Dying and Change.