My Painting Process: A Report from the Deep, Scary Woods

My Painting Process: A Report from the Deep, Scary Woods

Feb 6, 2020

Y’all, this past week I found myself running scared from my project. I started off feeling elated. Through my research, I learned that owls often engage in mutual preening behaviors, called allopreening (you can watch a pair of Spotted Owls allopreening in this video). Essentially, this behavior is the owl version of “making out” and […]

Sustaining my Artistic Practice Through Grief and Sadness

Sustaining my Artistic Practice Through Grief and Sadness

Jan 22, 2020

One of my goals for 2020 is to create my first body of work—something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. If you’re not familiar with the concept of a body of work, it’s a collection of pieces by the same artist that holds together stylistically (and often/usually topically). A really great example of […]

My 2020 Project: Let’s Go Deep

Jan 15, 2020

This year I am taking a year-long course and mentoring program offered by Annamieka Hopps Davidson called Let’s Go Deep. The program is aimed at helping artists to create a cohesive body of work, something I have wanted to do for quite some time now. I met with Annamieka a few weeks ago to talk […]

My Word of the Year for 2020: Sustain

Dec 31, 2019

A few years ago, I started a tradition of choosing a word for the coming year. I use my word as a guidepost, a reminder to focus, a compass heading. My word for 2019 was consistent. I chose this word because I was so frustrated by how inconsistent my work seemed to be. From one […]

The Moths Have Landed!

The Moths Have Landed!

Oct 29, 2019

When I was 28 years old, I moved to Costa Rica and became a rainforest guide at Rara Avis. At night, we would hang up a sheet and illuminate it to attract moths for the lodge guests to admire. (Afterward, we would turn the light off and the moths would wander away, unharmed.) My new […]