I am searching for a map, a cloak, a field for new outcomes, combinations, potential, following energies ever blinking, subtly and outrightly shifting—the shapes of intuition. I am opening myself to receiving new nutrients, new paths, new worlds. I am making a path visible, and following the tracks within and without me: the traces of the movements of cells, the memories of organ contractions and elations.
The force that moves me to create is rooted in an intrinsic desire for balance. Through studying the forms of the natural world and translating them onto paper or canvas, I am uncovering the rhythms of symbiosis, beauty, transformation, the ancient, sacredness, and the elements. I believe these aspects are in desperate need of attention and remind me what it means to be an integrated human in her world. The presence of the divine feminine compels me to continue. I believe that everything has a way of communicating, and exudes a rhythm particular to itself. Through focused observation and becoming attuned, I am following the tracks inwardly and outwardly. When I am carefully attending, I am falling into a dance with my environment. Water is our blood. The forest is our oxygen. Soil is our gut. Plants and animals are out medicine, teachers, and food. All are our family. We make up one web, and rely on each other. I am learning from the spaces between interactions and curious about the potential for transformation and realization contained in every moment. Creating is a contemplative act of paying attention and listening.
In 2009 I graduated from Colorado College with a major in studio art. I went on to work as a printmaker and studio manager for master printer Susan Oehme at Oehme Graphics in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for three years. My technical training continued at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and New York at the Mana Contemporary where I studied drawing and painting. Interspersed through my artistic life have been periods of working on organic farms and learning how to grow food. Patterns and communication in nature continually informs my work.